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by GTR1400MAN
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...
Replies: 36
Views: 280

Re: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...

Next you'll be insisting that you want to see a cashier on a checkout in the supermarket ;) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42769096 Insist no, but prefer yes :) A year down the line there are no cashiers. "Our analysis shows that nobody was using cashiers, so we are doing what the customer...
by GTR1400MAN
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: GBOL & DSG Gearbox
Replies: 39
Views: 1465

Re: GBOL & DSG Gearbox

waremark wrote:... Merc (9 speed auto) and VW (7 speed DSG).

How many next year, 12? 14? 16? The future is CVT, but they haven't realised yet. ;)
by GTR1400MAN
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: GBOL & DSG Gearbox
Replies: 39
Views: 1465

Re: GBOL & DSG Gearbox

Another of the advantages of avoiding BGOL is that your have both hands free for steering. When driving manually with flappy paddles, that's another reason negated. As I pointed out earlier with a DSG in auto mode it doesn't care where it changes gear. In fact it will BGOL a LOT when braking to make...
by GTR1400MAN
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...
Replies: 36
Views: 280

Re: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...

How about the non-autonomous car is trying to merge into a lane full of autonomous cars. At what point does one of them ease off to let you blend in? There are loads of situations like this that make driving/riding a dance where all the participants have to cooperate. Or perhaps they are programmed ...
by GTR1400MAN
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nitty Gritty Truth
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Nitty Gritty Truth

Yes, I've had all the discussions about brine etc.

Yes, the sticky stuff. ABP. Agricultural By Products, mixed with the salt. Hard to get anyone to admit to what product they actually spread.

Don't get me started on forecasts. Generally they are over pessimistic or over optimistic click bait!
by GTR1400MAN
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nitty Gritty Truth
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Nitty Gritty Truth

It's a constant discussion of why their forecasts differ so much from the actual weather. It's quite regular they spread when quite mild and even when rain forecast. Yes the 'duty of care' card. What about what the roads are like for longer after the frost would have long gone? That balance never ge...
by GTR1400MAN
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: ROSPA now have a public forum
Replies: 2
Views: 83

ROSPA now have a public forum

Well, they have a public Facebook Discussion Group.
by GTR1400MAN
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nitty Gritty Truth
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Nitty Gritty Truth

If only they just came out when they are needed and not just on a gamble from overly pessimistic weather forecasts.
by GTR1400MAN
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Keep drivers alert? Add scenery......
Replies: 23
Views: 328

Re: Keep drivers alert? Add scenery......

If you look on Google Maps they now think the A14 is the A14(M) for the whole length!
by GTR1400MAN
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Survey
Replies: 21
Views: 501

Re: Survey

I thought that as typing, but I thought 'd let it lie. ;)

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