Sty Knight wrote:KI2T was never able to be used when the CPU was shut down. The entire car turned off. You couldn't drive it even. Never once did I see KI2T moving without the CPU except for the time the kid removed KITT from the car and took control by remote.
Of course you wouldn't see KITT moving while turned off, how many times was KITT was turned off? There were instances of manual over ride but how many where KITT shut everything down? How aside from the instance of one episode where the tires deflated, there was nothing to show the car couldn't be driven. It was still invulnerable and I'm fairly sure it still had an ignition and would run without KITT or the K2000 computer. Yes, that kid removed KITT and the car still worked, but of course never mind that it shows that the car could still be driven without KITT, though naturally the Knight 2000 on board computer was still there, with or without the AI unit. The fact of the matter is that the car could be driven without KITT and all the functions were still there. The new KITT is much more integrated into the car itself so no KITT, then it's pretty much just a regular Mustang.
KnightINSTINCT wrote:I just read PHOENIXZERO's comment that pushing a button is much faster than saying a command. To me, if I was in pursuit and ran into an obstacle that would require turbo boosting: if KI2T was offline and I still had functionality with the car's functions by using a button, I think I may end up killing myself. 1. KI2T's offline, so there is a real good chance I'll hurt myself when landing after the jump. 2. Looking away to find that damn button that is going to turbo boost me sucks! YEAH, VISUALLY EXCITING INDEED. This is also where I find more benefit with KI3T's HUD than dash tvs, because even though KI3T does aid with auto collision avoidance, Mike is still partially focused to whats on the road. Saying "turbo boost" is more efficient than reaching for a button, and defeats irrelevance (never made sense why MKS did both in TOS).
You must have a terrible time driving then if you have to take your eyes off the road to find something that's basically in position that's no worse than a turn signal and reaching?? Even if it's in a heightened situation.
You wouldn't even need to take a hand off the steering wheel or do any reaching to where the buttons were on the original KITT. Have you even driven even driven a manual transmission? Do you have to keep looking down to make sure you're shifting into the right gear? Do you take your eyes off the road while changing your vehicles thermostat or changing radio stations? Besides that, once you get use to a location of an object it because easier to find. It's not like the buttons were on the other side of the car or in any hard to reach place, they were right behind the steering wheel as shown in the dash "smilies".
Having the HUD in the windshield blocking ones view in the way it does isn't that much better. The way the video is place averts your eyes away from where you're driving.