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by jont-
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: “Black box” recorders to become compulsory?
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: “Black box” recorders to become compulsory?

I'm tempted to complain to the ASA about "intelligent" speed adaption since it's absolutely nothing of the sort. Presumably when it becomes widespread enough, scameras will cease to exist though, which could be an upside? As for driver monitoring, I wonder whether it will really help when ...
by jont-
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: New Audi A6 - not able to switch off Stop/Start function
Replies: 13
Views: 157

Re: New Audi A6 - not able to switch off Stop/Start function

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:Ah, right. I thought it was a sporty one.

Iirc current Clio sport is auto only.
by jont-
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: New Audi A6 - not able to switch off Stop/Start function
Replies: 13
Views: 157

Re: New Audi A6 - not able to switch off Stop/Start function

It's not so bad in SWMBOs car which is manual, but you can force a restart by dipping the clutch. The problem I've had with autos with it is there's no way to tell the car you're about to want power, without wanting it /now/ - eg to slip into a small gap on a roundabout. I guess you might be able to...
by jont-
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: New Audi A6 - not able to switch off Stop/Start function
Replies: 13
Views: 157

Re: New Audi A6 - not able to switch off Stop/Start function

It could be buried in or a consequence of meeting the Euro 7 regulations. Or WLTP assessment program (not sure if that's the same thing). It might also be it doesn't have a stop/start disable button, but with the appropriate diagnostic rig you can turn if off in the software. And not providing the ...
by jont-
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hazard perception test now features more weather conditions
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: Hazard perception test now features more weather conditions

Can autonomous cars pass these tests? Presumably the software should have some way of indicating it's seen something that means it needs to change driving plan.
by jont-
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who goes first?
Replies: 16
Views: 334

Re: Who goes first?

Horse wrote:Which one is the bigger 4x4 or Audi? ;)

White van or taxi :P
by jont-
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Change in police pursuit policy?
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Change in police pursuit policy?

Now, weigh that against the likelihood of a prosecution, the likelihood of that prosecution being successful, the level of sentence that the scumbag is likely to get and whether or not he/she will ever actually serve it and, as much as you might like the idea, you have to ask whether it is actually...
by jont-
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Change in police pursuit policy?
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Change in police pursuit policy?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-46321715/thieves-knocked-off-mopeds-by-police-in-london Footage shared to get the message out there no doubt. I wonder how the training works and who the victims are while the police practice? (or maybe that's not quite what "special training"...
by jont-
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Masters - Safety Vs Progress
Replies: 33
Views: 938

Re: Masters - Safety Vs Progress

Quite so. I'm sure his customers wouldn't expect a proper Masters drive to the airport. I've known professional drivers and ADIs want IAM on their advertising as a selling point, but not drive/teach like that. I'd much rather have a masters drive than the typical one I get :lol: I'd read the brake ...
by jont-
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Shocking driving? Not all the time
Replies: 29
Views: 947

Re: Shocking driving? Not all the time

Quite rightly, the incident involving the van driver who drove through the red lights on the pedestrian crossing was followed up by the police. I'm just surprised he wasn't prosecuted for Driving Without Due Care and Attention or even Dangerous Driving :shock: Extract from today's BBC website: Near...

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