My (young) children are using the smart steering and auto acceleration in MK8D so they can get comfortable participating with less frustration, etc.
But they're curious about what it's doing when. (Okay, they're curious about everything. Why DO we wear ties?) Plus, since the goal is eventually to help them learn to control the Karts unassisted, it's important to be able to explain what it does, so they can differentiate what they're learning about how their actions affect the Kart, separate from when the aids are affecting it.
What are the key guiding rules or principles that define how each of these things work?
I'm not looking for degrees of rotation or sensitivity settings here, more along the lines of:
"Auto steering kicks in when you touch the edge of the road, then steers you back to the center, then de-activates again."
But I just made that particular one up.