Accidentally enabled oppressive car controls

Curiosity killed the cat, that’s what they always say.

Wouldn’t you know, I still haven’t learned this lesson in my own life.

The other day I was fiddling with the settings in my car and noticed something I hadn’t seen before. It was called MyKey Enabling, and I stupidly pressed okay without any idea what it would do. Well, apparently this feature essentially turns your car into a prison. My vehicle is now controlled with a bunch of parental permissions that I can’t seem to disable. Most annoyingly, to reduce driving distractions, the car doesn’t allow me to change the air temperature control settings while it is in gear. Every time I startup my car, I have to make sure that the central heating and cooling system is set to exactly the right air quality and air temperature for the remainder of my trip. If I change my mind at any point during the journey, I can’t reach down and alter the thermostat controls. None of the air quality control settings can be modified when the car is in drive. Short of continually pulling over and turning off the vehicle, I have no way to manage the indoor air quality until the moment that I arrive at my destination. As you can imagine, the weather doesn’t cooperate with this limited air quality control management system. When the sun comes out from behind thick clouds and immediately increases the air temperature, I’m stuck with my low AC settings. When it suddenly starts pouring rain outside, I have to pull over to engage at the dehumidifier system. As someone who drives a lot for work, these limited HVAC controls are killing me. I don’t know what kind of sicko designed this parental control feature, but I feel like it’s a danger rather than a safety measure.