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by Strangely Brown
Sat May 18, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: A Very Good Read
Replies: 32
Views: 463

Re: A Very Good Read

jont- wrote:
DJP31 wrote:When using Autopilot the driver must remain fully attentive to what is going on around, and very definitely right in front of him.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Indeed. If that much attention is required then WTF is the point of it.
by Strangely Brown
Sat May 11, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: A Very Good Read
Replies: 32
Views: 463

Re: A Very Good Read

"This isn't illegal. If anything this is more safe than most of the drivers around here".

Really? Someone needs a reality check.
by Strangely Brown
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tesla 3 Vs M3 (TG)
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Tesla 3 Vs M3 (TG)

Very interesting. How many laps can it do on a single charge at that sort of pace and how long does it take to fully re-charge? I know that with the M3 you'd be able to drive it 500 miles to the track, have a day's fun and then, when you're done, just top it up with fuel and drive home again. Yes, I...
by Strangely Brown
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?
Replies: 63
Views: 1467

Re: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?

... and why would you want to use WOT to push through the limiter, even if only briefly? Because the technology has got it wrong and the speed limit is 60 and not the 40 the car thinks it is. That does not need WOT. A good shove, maybe, but push right through to the floor? Really? And what do you t...
by Strangely Brown
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?
Replies: 63
Views: 1467

Re: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?

... and why would you want to use WOT to push through the limiter, even if only briefly?
by Strangely Brown
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?
Replies: 63
Views: 1467

Re: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?

What does it do if it doesn't recognise a speed limit sign? or the GPS map isn't updated? Any GPS based system will necessarily be out of date, will not cope with temporary or variable limits and often thinks you are driving on a parallel road. IIRC there was a recent change that means local author...
by Strangely Brown
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smart Motorways
Replies: 37
Views: 1287

Re: Smart Motorways

I never said that I had any answers to any of the problems but the facts are undeniable, no matter how hard you defend them, so called "smart" motorways are a cheaper way of increasing capacity at the expense of safety. Highways England's (or is it the Highways Agency) own figures show tha...
by Strangely Brown
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smart Motorways
Replies: 37
Views: 1287

Re: Smart Motorways

I'll just leave this here: https://news.sky.com/story/smart-motorways-are-so-dangerous-ive-considered-leaving-my-job-11634675 and this https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/30/mps-call-to-scrap-dangerous-hard-shoulder-motorway-plan and this one https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/29/sma...
by Strangely Brown
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smart Motorways
Replies: 37
Views: 1287

Re: Smart Motorways

Horse wrote:
Strangely Brown wrote:I refer the honourable gentleman to my earlier response.


So how would the non-t.i.c part be achieved?


Nope. You've lost me. Perhaps something a little less cryptic might get the sort of response you are looking for?
by Strangely Brown
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smart Motorways
Replies: 37
Views: 1287

Re: Smart Motorways

I refer the honourable gentleman to my earlier response.

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