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by jont-
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 123
Views: 2145

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

AFAIK it's generally not possible to disable ABS except by pulling a fuse. I have a vague memory that it was a feature on some as IIRC a fully locked wheel could stop quicker in some circumstances - thick fresh snow or gravel as they would build up in front of the wheels. https://jalopnik.com/how-t...
by jont-
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Dangerous safety system?
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Dangerous safety system?

Strangely Brown wrote: How would you feel if you could see an overtake developing and were closing up to a contact position prior to moving out when the car in front braked full on, for no reason? Wouldn't you feel aggrieved?

Go "thank you very much" and take the overtake? :twisted:
by jont-
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Dangerous safety system?
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Dangerous safety system?

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/abu-dhabi-tour-organisers-blame-automatic-brake-sensor-for-cavendish-crash/ I suspect manufacturers don't have any readily available way of being contacted with this sort of false positive. It's marginally possible that the vehicle itself has logged something which wi...
by jont-
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 123
Views: 2145

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:It's more fun with it off (never thought I'd hear myself saying that :D )

Next you'll be saying cars with less grip are more interesting... :twisted: :gear: :steering: :racing:
by jont-
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 123
Views: 2145

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

GTR1400MAN wrote:
Gareth wrote:Just the same as if the car didn't have DSC or ABS, one hopes, else it's a short step to disallowing driving cars to be driven without them fitted.

They are mandatory now.

Not if you have low volume. For instance Caterhams still don't have any driver aids, even the new ones :gear:
by jont-
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 123
Views: 2145

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

GTR1400MAN wrote:Can I ask why you want it to turn it off?

Why bother with a manual at all if it takes the skill away from using one. Might as well just have flappy paddles :roll:
by jont-
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GT3 RS
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: GT3 RS

I have the caterham one, but I'm not very impressed with it. Too much shiny, not enough engineering :(
by jont-
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 28
Views: 306

Re: Hands on the wheel

Go see Andy Walsh at car limits and see whether your two handed steering is better than his one finger at the high speed bend :lol:
by jont-
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit
Replies: 29
Views: 389

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

it seems as though she wants to be within the speed limit just so that she is not done for speeding - but doesn't want to actually change / take responsibility for it... I think that's the vast majority of drivers in a nutshell. A bit like all the locals who only want everyone /else/ do be done for...
by jont-
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: ROSPA now have a public forum
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: ROSPA now have a public forum

Do you think that they simply added all their members into the forum, or have they really had nearly 4,000 members sign up?! I think that AD Hub is probably the most active AD forum around and we have c. 260 members! We have 66x as many posts from c. 1/15th of the members - which means that our mem...

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