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Sure. Smarter electronic controls with more computing power. And lawyers. And fewer people who know how things work any more. And know-nothing drivers who are crybabies and go running to those lawyers. "I was driving down the side of a mountain with a 5000 lb trailer in tow and my brakes stopped working!"
In the old days, you were supposed to know to downshift to a lower gear to use engine braking when going downhill. It seems that drivers are not expected to know that any more.
I'd rather have some way of opting out of the downhill downshifting, too, but it is what it is.
My daily-driver vehicle has something fewer and fewer people know how to use any more ... a proper manual transmission with three pedals.