Last month, a driver living close to Nice, France had a new experience of what it is like to be trapped by technology. On his way home, he was going up a small hill in his car, a Citroën C4, when its electronic system broke down. As all functions were dependent on electronics, the driver could neither start his car nor use its hand brake. He was therefore trapped for more than one hour in his car, unable to release his brakes or leave his car. Driving is freedom.