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by Horse
Thu May 23, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: A few more videos
Replies: 34
Views: 3490

Re: A few more videos

You're never too old to change...you could practice 1-5 with 3 being just left of the centreline, 4 being just right and 5 being well over to the right. Errr ... 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 3 is the middle of your lane :) I've heard 4 & 5 used to mean 'far side of the centre line'. Lesson: agree terminlo...
by Horse
Sat May 18, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: A Very Good Read
Replies: 32
Views: 463

Re: A Very Good Read

AAMOI, what does the Tesla driver manual say it's for?

If, as above, motorway/freeway driving, then using it elsewhere would be like urban brake assist on country lanes.
by Horse
Fri May 10, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: A Very Good Read
Replies: 32
Views: 463

Re: A Very Good Read

“wholesale rollout of this technology without infrastructure or maturity is reckless.” Exactly. And IMHO early roll-out could lead to some very nasty incidents, followed by some very tortuous legal arguments. Already has. See the various lawsuits against Tesla around "autopilot" causing f...
by Horse
Fri May 10, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: A Very Good Read
Replies: 32
Views: 463

Re: A Very Good Read

Well, I can tell you that it might cope better than a human. But it might not. It would, of course, depend on what systems the vehicle is using and whether (as often happens with much/all [?] current UK testing) the vehicle is operating on a pre-planned route that has been assessed for suitability ...
by Horse
Thu May 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: A Very Good Read
Replies: 32
Views: 463

Re: A Very Good Read

I've always wanted to ask the folk developing AVs in the lovely California (or Nevada) sunshine how it would cope on a Welsh B-road on a foggy, wet December night.... Some years ago I was involved in commisioning a tracking system above Pendine Sands. The system was from the states and worked perfe...
by Horse
Thu May 09, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: A Very Good Read
Replies: 32
Views: 463

Re: A Very Good Read

Well, I can tell you that it might cope better than a human. But it might not. It would, of course, depend on what systems the vehicle is using and whether (as often happens with much/all [?] current UK testing) the vehicle is operating on a pre-planned route that has been assessed for suitability a...
by Horse
Wed May 08, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: A Very Good Read
Replies: 32
Views: 463

Re: A Very Good Read

Here's another short read from FiveAI, which perhaps contrasts UK autonomous vehicle testing with testing in some other parts of the world: https://medium.com/@_FiveAI/the-human-touch-why-our-safety-drivers-keep-their-hands-on-the-wheel-eb96b9859ffe My suspicion would be that no-one in the UK who is...
by Horse
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?
Replies: 63
Views: 1467

Re: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?

I'm not sure how well the stability/traction control would work in a high performance car with turbo and LSD. I have no idea either. Perhaps we need a ban on high powered cars to get around that? :roll: :shock: :? :lol: Even when driving a low performance car I still imperceptibly ease the throttle...
by Horse
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?
Replies: 63
Views: 1467

Re: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?

That does not need WOT. A good shove, maybe, but push right through to the floor? Really? And what do you think will happen when people do that on a damp/greasy road surface, or when crossing paint, in a lower gear? If the car has stability/traction control, probably nothing much that many drivers ...

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