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by ancient
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Members.
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: New Members.

There's a fox in the field :D
by ancient
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Second thoughts on offsiding
Replies: 80
Views: 2804

Re: Second thoughts on offsiding

I have known oil spills to sit on the crown of the road and in the raised middle of a roundabout. Well, that's because the raised middle is more level. Similarly I have known ice to form in sunken pickets and I have known it to form on raised portions of the road which are more exposed. Ice can for...
by ancient
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Second thoughts on offsiding
Replies: 80
Views: 2804

Re: Second thoughts on offsiding

unless this unseen hazard has a higher chance of being in one place or another. But it often does. Superelevation, the transition from road crown to and from superelevation and the change in the degree of superelevation across the width of the roadway all make it more likely for the road to be slip...
by ancient
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Second thoughts on offsiding
Replies: 80
Views: 2804

Re: Second thoughts on offsiding

'However, by using twice as much of the road, Is your car suddenly twice as wide? Using both sides of the road, albeit probably only one at a time ;) OFFside & NEARside, 1 + 1 = 2 (except, as a mate says, for high values of '1') But only using one at a time. If the hypothetical oil/ice patch is...
by ancient
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Intelligent Speed Assistance - coming soon?
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: Intelligent Speed Assistance - coming soon?

It also says "A study for the European Commission found the other main positive impacts include: encouraging walking and cycling due to increased perceived safety of cars vis-à-vis vulnerable road users": So driving 'on the limiter' at NSL past cyclists and pedestrians on country roads wit...
by ancient
Wed May 16, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Control Pal
Replies: 15
Views: 1239

Re: Control Pal

It sounds very like the monitoring system my employer put in my lease car as a trial run a couple of changes back. It reported high g events and their frequency. The feedback from those running the scheme was that it would alert for drivers who had a lot of roundabouts on their route (e.g. MK) or wh...
by ancient
Tue May 01, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The joys of driving in Sussex!! Webcam footage
Replies: 18
Views: 1968

Re: The joys of driving in Sussex!! Webcam footage

I fail to see how it can be incriminating unless it can be proven who was driving - so screw up and crash, yes it could be used against you- but otherwise it would be tricky to look at older footage and prosecute... So in the event of an accident swallow the card! Alasdair Screw up and report someo...
by ancient
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Masters - Journalist failed, then passed
Replies: 12
Views: 1026

Re: Masters - Journalist failed, then passed

Add British bike into the mix (also I was taught on starting - do the above then switch back to footbrake before pulling away) :D Ahh, the years roll by...
by ancient
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.
Replies: 58
Views: 4445

Re: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.

Last week's news: 26 March Police have indicated that the accident has been referred for criminal investigation, and the NTSB is also present. The family (only a stepdaughter is identified) have retained counsel, and are demanding charges and considering legal action. Plus a fairly comprehensive bre...
by ancient
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.
Replies: 58
Views: 4445

Re: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.

Couldn't see the cyclist? Looks like the Uber video was deliberately darkened to excuse their car & driver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XOVxSCG8u0 Handheld camera use while driving :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :bash: Maybe a rival AV ;) - and anyway it's AZ, which is where U...

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