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by sussex2
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Graduated licencing again
Replies: 20
Views: 271

Re: Graduated licencing again

a minimum of 10 hours’ professional tuition in a car with dual controls. Why? Surely the dual controls are only necessary at the very beginning of training (and for many are not required at all). How does 10 hours with dual controls improve safety in any way? An instructor may not be aware of the c...
by sussex2
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 88
Views: 1675

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

I do know that if I changed up on the advice of the system (in any car I've driven that had one) then I would not be driving safely. I would have no or little reserve of power and any kind of system of driving would fall apart. In our MX5 with no such equipment I rarely get out of 2nd around town (n...
by sussex2
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Motorists should be penalised for going just 1mph over the speed limit, Britain’s road policing chief says
Replies: 65
Views: 719

Re: Motorists should be penalised for going just 1mph over the speed limit, Britain’s road policing chief says

. . . further training to improve driving standards Based on the system of 'right place, right time, right speed and right gear', the Roadcraft system of car control is simple but highly effective. Originally taught at Hendon Driving School in 1937, it subsequently reduced the Metropolitan Police's...
by sussex2
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: GBOL & DSG Gearbox
Replies: 40
Views: 1811

Re: GBOL & DSG Gearbox

GTR1400MAN wrote:
waremark wrote:... Merc (9 speed auto) and VW (7 speed DSG).

How many next year, 12? 14? 16? The future is CVT, but they haven't realised yet. ;)


Years ago I had a Daf 33 - always been ahead of the times me :)
by sussex2
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...
Replies: 36
Views: 444

Re: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...

Horse wrote:
sussex2 wrote:I'm assuming, rather hoping, there will be an OFF button somewhere :)


Next you'll be insisting that you want to see a cashier on a checkout in the supermarket ;)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42769096


Insist no, but prefer yes :)
by sussex2
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...
Replies: 36
Views: 444

Re: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...

Horse wrote:
sussex2 wrote:I'm assuming, rather hoping, there will be an OFF button somewhere :)


Google for levels of autonomous vehicles. L5 won't have any controls, 'off' will be for when it's in for maintenance ;)


There'll have to be some way for other road users to recognise when a vehicle is not in auto mode.
by sussex2
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...
Replies: 36
Views: 444

Re: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...

What will happen when an AV is trying to merge onto a motorway with Lane 1 full of bloody minded humans? Will it do the stop-at-the-end-of-the-slip-road thing? Will it ever be able to get onto the motorway? It will have to be adapted to local rules and customs; in many countries it is not expected ...
by sussex2
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have diesel cars got a future?
Replies: 18
Views: 315

Re: Have diesel cars got a future?

Purely personally I wouldn't buy a diesel car for the following reasons. Modern petrol engines are becoming increasingly economical and the parts long lasting. I like the low down thump of a decent diesel, but prefer a free revving petrol motor. The future of diesel is uncertain and even vans are no...
by sussex2
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??
Replies: 66
Views: 2826

Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

I have just had three weeks driving a car with such a wheel, and did it bother me? Not at all, in fact I really quite liked it as it gave you a decent place to rest your hands. It certainly wouldn't put me off buying a car that had one. The car in questions was a Citroen C4 Cactus which on first aqu...
by sussex2
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 758

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

Bon any nou, from a Barcelona with 21 degrees......not that I gloat :)

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