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by IcedKiwi
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 6592

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

If you are in control of the car, then you can be considered to be 'driving' - whether that is logical or not is another matter... when you consider that someone was prosecuted for drink-driving in Scotland when they were sleeping in their camper van in a layby before catching a ferry - they had a ...
by IcedKiwi
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What headlight bulbs?
Replies: 33
Views: 1843

Re: What headlight bulbs?

Currently using Philips Xtreme +150 and +130, and H4 LED replacements without any "complaints" (so far). Last time I looked, those H4 LED types weren't ECE approved. Has that changed? I see you can buy the Philips Ultinon ones direct from Amazon UK now but at the bottom there's still a le...
by IcedKiwi
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.
Replies: 58
Views: 2867

Re: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.

Ricardo have recently released a white paper on connected and autonomous vehicles for those interested: https://automotive.ricardo.com/electrification/connected-and-autonomous-vehicles-white-paper We are at the beginning of a truly massive paradigm shift in mobility and transport – are you ready? Wi...
by IcedKiwi
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Near miss
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Near miss

Or was Gareth referring to the youtube clip? Which side of the road are you supposed to overtake traffic on?
by IcedKiwi
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Learners on motorways
Replies: 53
Views: 2983

Re: Learners on motorways

The junction in question seems plain daft to me with a 70 limit. I've been using it since the lights were introduced (many moons ago) and never feel really comfortble with it; especially as traffic going East/West may have been travelling for some considerable time at higher speeds. The junction wi...
by IcedKiwi
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 127
Views: 5650

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

Does anyone know how manufacturers decide the 'change' (up or down) revs? It’s purely based on achieving the best fuel consumption over the legislative drive cycle (i.e NEDC, urban/extra-urban). It’s a bit of a loophole. If you don’t have gear shift indicators, the legislation dictates where the ge...
by IcedKiwi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have diesel cars got a future?
Replies: 18
Views: 907

Re: Have diesel cars got a future?

NOx and PM are mainly created by lean burning fuels i.e Diesels. With modern petrol engine were moving towards leaner burning in the search for efficiency improvements, it means they too are starting to produce more NOx and PMs and need extra measures such as GPFs to reduce the tailpipe emissions. N...
by IcedKiwi
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 2675

Re: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)

Lock it in first. Drive up to ~3000rpm. See what the roads speed is then calculate what the ratio of engine:road speed. Should be able to work out what road speed should be at idle with no slip, or see when that ratio changes and therefore the clutch must be slipping. But then it's probably all such...
by IcedKiwi
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 2675

Re: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)

I guess the difference between a standard auto and a DCT is that the auto never disengages drive and hence you have a consistant pull to work against/compensate for with your braking. On a DCT it will knock it into neutral as you slow to a halt, but then when you ease off it re-engages drive against...
by IcedKiwi
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Telematics - feedback and findings
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: Telematics - feedback and findings

Sarah Vaughan, head of pricing at Insurethebox wrote:When you are on a country road with a 60mph limit, you shouldn’t be doing anywhere near 60mph

If these are the types of people in charge of making decisions as to what constitutes safe driving then it's pretty worrying

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