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by Mr Cholmondeley-Warner
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 28
Views: 197

Re: Hands on the wheel

Or the blow-out had occurred while they were changing gear?

Have you experimented with rapid changes of direction in reaction to a hypothetical unforeseen circumstance? Do you believe you can create more steering input with two hands, or one?
by Mr Cholmondeley-Warner
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 28
Views: 197

Re: Hands on the wheel

I was sitting alongside a young driver last weekend who did a 45 minute route from South Bristol into some rural twisties and back and did nearly the whole thing one-handed. Did they crash? We haven't mentioned it yet, because it's so very obvious we forget, but modern cars with heavily power-assis...
by Mr Cholmondeley-Warner
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 28
Views: 197

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

Horse wrote:No, but he might point out you've posted this in the 'speed limit' thread, not the 'steering' one ;)

Oops! :oops:
by Mr Cholmondeley-Warner
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 28
Views: 197

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

Above or below the speed limit? ;) At the appropriate speed ;) (remember I'm coaching for RoSPA) The point, of course, is that most people can steer perfectly safely with one hand, and before they embark on AD, they probably haven't used two to drive in a straight line since they passed their drivi...
by Mr Cholmondeley-Warner
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 28
Views: 197

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

I often get associates to steer with one hand, to get rid of nervousness and over-steering. Hopefully this is fixed by test time, but even if it isn't, one hand is most often dominant, so I tell them to concentrate on just one hand, which helps with the relaxation and reduces contention between the ...
by Mr Cholmondeley-Warner
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit
Replies: 29
Views: 290

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

I particularly like "stick to beat them with ... Not in the IAM Observers manual! :)"! Standard issue at old-fashioned Police driving schools according to legend. If you get one of these you can even get it personalised, so if you use it hard enough you can leave your signature on them! h...
by Mr Cholmondeley-Warner
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: ROSPA now have a public forum
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: ROSPA now have a public forum

Unless they've been overrun by spambots, this is complete cobblers. Last time I looked (admittedly a year or two ago), it was more like 150 posts total. Posts ran at a frequency of one a month or so. There were 20 or so members. Looking at it now, there is a large number of "members" but s...
by Mr Cholmondeley-Warner
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...
Replies: 36
Views: 445

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

So will they know that, for example, a Toyota Yaris is a vehicle beloved of ladies of advancing years (except when it isn't), look at the one in front of the oncoming ambulance, check if it's driven by such a driver, and factor that into the likely behaviour of that vehicle? Does it matter, anyway? ...
by Mr Cholmondeley-Warner
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: GBOL & DSG Gearbox
Replies: 40
Views: 1811

Re: GBOL & DSG Gearbox

dvenman wrote:
I show my associates that BGOL is a useful tool, as you say, to make things smooth, smoothness being a mark of a driver who's thinking about their driving.

I assume the above is meant to say "BGOL avoidance"?

Otherwise, some remedial training may be required ... :nono: :lol:
by Mr Cholmondeley-Warner
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...
Replies: 36
Views: 445

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

Well, quite. Or at least the average member of the public. My problem with a lot of them is that they are basing ML decisions on data acquired from lots of very average drivers. I want my autonomous car to drive like Andy Morrison. If it's possible to write that style into rules, then it may well b...

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