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by Gareth
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

ancient wrote:Reduces progress?

The sort of sequence I meant was accelerate in third up until, say, 55 then block change up a couple of gears then continuing to accelerate to 70. So, starting off with quite a bit of acceleration, changing up, then less acceleration.
by Gareth
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

I like grouping hazards, probably mentioned it, because sometimes you can make a single set of actions do both or all, less effort! However sometimes it's counter-productive and leads to a less nice outcome.
by Gareth
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

the coming off a dual c/w or motorway onto a long slip road often comes up. Yes, even on motorbikes. Drivers and riders often want to stay systematic but complain their vehicle won't make it to the lights/RAB/junction in 6th gear. So take an early, nicely rev matched, gear change as you join the sl...
by Gareth
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

Horse wrote:3rd is comfy up to about 60, about 3.5k revs, so so some in reserve

What would you go up to while accelerating? Are you happy changing down from 4th/5th to 3rd at the road-speed / engine-speed you'd be at when changing up?
by Gareth
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

Slowing Coming off the M4 at J13, being met by a red light. If there's been no reason to slow leaving the motorway - or perhaps good reason to maintain speed on it and into the slip road, then a long slip road leading down to lights at the roundabout I'd probably be using top on a motorway, with 6 ...
by Gareth
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

Horse wrote:If you're doing a block change, how many intermediate gears will you typically miss out?

Are you sure this is a useful question? What is the sequence that leads you to make a block change?
by Gareth
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Been a naughty boy?
Replies: 25
Views: 435

Re: Been a naughty boy?

vanman wrote:Allready in position so accelerate briskly, waiting till I can see CRV in rear mirror so I can come back in.

Couple of thoughts ...
  • did you initially use all of the acceleration, or only some?
  • did you ease off, down to their prior speed, to see how they like it?
by Gareth
Mon May 20, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: A Very Good Read
Replies: 32
Views: 1163

Re: A Very Good Read

Yes I agree there is a difference between being disengaged and not So, without trying to put words in your mouth, do you agree that technology that encourages the driver to pay less attention isn't helpful? The common perception is that autopilot means autonomy, If that's the common perception, wou...
by Gareth
Mon May 20, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: A Very Good Read
Replies: 32
Views: 1163

Re: A Very Good Read

I know Tesla ran one comparing the accident rate on cars using Autopilot v those that weren't - whether it would stand up to scientific scrutiny I don't know. I can only speak from my experience of the Tesla system, and that very definitely in the category of driver assistance, and not autonomy. As...
by Gareth
Mon May 20, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: A Very Good Read
Replies: 32
Views: 1163

Re: A Very Good Read

The point of the technology is to make driving safer. How many rear end motorway shunts would be avoided if adaptive cruise control was more widely used? Would you agree that there is a difference between technology that allows the driver to be disengaged from the task and that which doesn't? At th...

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