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by akirk
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 23
Views: 298

Re: Phone use (again )

Is there a significant difference between having a conversation using a hands-free phone interface and having a conversation with someone who is sitting behind the driver? the general consensus seems to be yes - because an in car conversation co-party will automatically pause when they see the driv...
by akirk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 23
Views: 298

Re: Phone use (again )

if my phone is in the boot - and wirelessly talking to the head unit to push apple car play onto the head unit - am I using the phone or the head unit... You are using both. But how does anyone know / have evidence ? How can it be prosecuted as I could be just talking directly to the head unit whic...
by akirk
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 23
Views: 298

Re: Phone use (again )

I agree - but I don't think that you can legislate for the difference I'm no legal expert (as you know!) but can't it be worded to: ban mobile phone use handheld or handsfree ? I appreciate there may be some anomalies but if you're using your phone (by apple car play or whatever) you're in trouble ...
by akirk
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 23
Views: 298

Re: Phone use (again )

I do think there is a big difference in being on a call however and operating other in-car equipment like a radio etc. The former tends to be for minutes of interaction - whereas the latter is seconds and it's entirely up to you when you do it. I agree - but I don't think that you can legislate for...
by akirk
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 23
Views: 298

Re: Phone use (again )

I think the biggest issue is the boundaries of technology and how you define / establish what someone is doing... - if I put my phone on a mount - this proposal would say that I can not use it as it would be a hands-free phone... - but there is no suggestion of stopping drivers from using the in-car...
by akirk
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: HPC Young Drivers Day 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: HPC Young Drivers Day 2019

A general reminder that this day is coming up in a couple of weeks - a really fantastic day if you haven't been before - with some fascinating insights into a more advanced approach to driving - with opportunities to drive your car with a course graduate, and to be driven by them in their car - also...
by akirk
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Been a naughty boy?
Replies: 25
Views: 802

Re: Been a naughty boy?

How did you structure the overtake?
Sitting out on the right before accelerating for the overtake allows you to do a final check, but also warns the person being overtaken - if they are going to be silly then that is usually when they will do it and you can abort...
Alasdair
by akirk
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Mazda removing touchscreens from cars
Replies: 13
Views: 623

Re: Mazda removing touchscreens from cars

as an interesting example though - I have recently changed the M5 audio system from a very button based system to a modern Apple Car Play system - have to say it works well, however, I only use it for two things - satnav (which I set before I go) and music - which tends to sit on a spotify play list...
by akirk
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Mazda removing touchscreens from cars
Replies: 13
Views: 623

Re: Mazda removing touchscreens from cars

hurrah, will be good to see a change to this trend...
by akirk
Sun May 26, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: This Website
Topic: Logged out?
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Logged out?

cookies on here should have an expiry so you will occasionally have to log in again...
Alasdair

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