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by StressedDave
Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would an "advanced driver" autonomous car do...?
Replies: 104
Views: 7962

Re: What would an "advanced driver" autonomous car do...?

I've had the EBA (Emergency Brake Assist) on my Civic activate when not required. I was braking quickly/firmly for a dog that ran into the road. The violent braking that ensued surprised/startled me ... and the car behind me! :o He was a reasonable distance behind (luckily) but still locked up as I...
by StressedDave
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would an "advanced driver" autonomous car do...?
Replies: 104
Views: 7962

Re: What would an "advanced driver" autonomous car do...?

Pedestrians - it's a hell of a lot for LiDAR to process and they'd have some expectation of approach speed.
by StressedDave
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: HIGH STANDARD/FURTHER TRAINING IN THE UK
Replies: 27
Views: 5207

Re: HIGH STANDARD/FURTHER TRAINING IN THE UK

In my experience, most children are caused by nothing good on telly on a particular evening. There's a whole cluster of birthday parties to go to in my daughter's pre-school group every November... ;)
by StressedDave
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Driving Theory Test - 20 years old today
Replies: 14
Views: 2602

Re: Driving Theory Test - 20 years old today

You missed out the tar and feathers bit and the ritual burning of the flat cap and string-backed driving gloves.
by StressedDave
Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Dead steering: no feedback
Replies: 50
Views: 8736

Re: Dead steering: no feedback

Of course not Dave, mass has no bearing on anything at all. You did say you were an engineer? Did the laws of physics change recently, or do you operate in some hitherto unknown dimension where the rules are different? Oh, but wait, we have to have wider tyres and better brakes to cope with those c...
by StressedDave
Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 40 mph ... Why?
Replies: 53
Views: 4923

Re: 40 mph ... Why?

As there's no body language permissible on a forum, I find it wholly appropriate to assume whoever posts on it is an ass as I find that saves time. #decideifImeanttoputasmileyonthispostornot
by StressedDave
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 40 mph ... Why?
Replies: 53
Views: 4923

Re: 40 mph ... Why?

I'm sure it's no big deal, I would prefer to avoid generalisations and labels that's all. Sadly, I think that people who resort to them are all idiots. Please tell me that you missed the 'tongue in cheek' smiley off that bit... :facepalm: Motes and beams dear chap otherwise. If of course you want t...
by StressedDave
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EU - where did it go wrong?
Replies: 124
Views: 8952

Re: EU - where did it go wrong?

It's by no means universal, but I've certainly seen it, both when I was lecturing, and subsequently when working with graduates in their first post-University job. There appears to be an inverse relationship between salary expectations and competence. They expect £25-30k but are barely competent to ...
by StressedDave
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Intensity
Replies: 15
Views: 2132

Re: Intensity

In that particular case, is there a particular difficulty with keeping the opposite palm stationay (you aren't going to have to swtich hands anway) and, finishing the pulling down, bring the other hand back across from the opposite hand? In theory no, but in practice you'd have already slid your ha...
by StressedDave
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The EU - Leave or Remain?
Replies: 189
Views: 14308

Re: The EU - Leave or Remain?

Don't go on eBay halfway through then... FWIW I wouldn't be in too big a hurry to assume that the UK is suddenly going to be circling the drain because the majority of its inhabitants decided to screw you over (from your point of view - others may have a different view). Deciding to have a flounce o...

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