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by GTR1400MAN
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic
Replies: 66
Views: 1162

Re: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:PS what is the point of using IR if the human eye can't see it?

Surely that IS the point. ;)

The display gives a visual version, that you can see, of the real world IR, that you can't. Things like nice warm bodies dressed in black.
by GTR1400MAN
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 3188

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

It's true, mental commentary is much easier they a vocalised one. It's also true that different people are able to do a vocal one more or less easily than others. Maybe down to the way each individual's brain is wired? I hadn't considered the workload to filter the commentary before. It just seems t...
by GTR1400MAN
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Insurance again.
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Insurance again.

Presumably the car was insured for SD&P when not teaching and you drove it between lessons? I don't see how your NCD is void, unless you only had a business only insurance for the car. Direct Line were happy to have my learner daughter on my wife's car/policy. The issue may be that your niece is...
by GTR1400MAN
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 3188

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

The difference with commentary and other mental exercises is that commentary is related to the task of driving. That's why it is possible and beneficial. (See the other current topic about pointing out/describing each sign). Describing how to drive a different road to one you are on would be much mu...
by GTR1400MAN
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic
Replies: 66
Views: 1162

Re: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

I read an article some time back which largely related to speed limit signs; how they cannot be understood by these systems was I believe something to do with the coating or dressing on them. Algae? :( :evil: https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6i9YJFSyxDk/V1MWtz5ZjlI/AAAAAAAACMI/CBVIJvwhobo9cDFNQJfaMVRn8X0...
by GTR1400MAN
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: L Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 326

L Plates

These are being plugged on various channels of social media today, as a solution to a problem I'm not sure exists.

New Design L plates (PDF)

Your thoughts on legality, safety?

Made me think of this Meme I saw the other day.

by GTR1400MAN
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What headlight bulbs?
Replies: 33
Views: 483

Re: What headlight bulbs?

Purchasing some brighter bulbs would also help me see more of the road ahead while being dazzled by the super mega bright floodlights fitted to the front of some cars. The irony of this topic about upgrading headlights and the other running con-currently of Headlights being too bright, just about s...
by GTR1400MAN
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What headlight bulbs?
Replies: 33
Views: 483

Re: What headlight bulbs?

TheInsanity1234 wrote:How often do you change your bulbs?

If/when they fail. ;)

I replace with a matched pair of bulbs.

Be wary of the 150, 180% brighter ones. They achieve this by burning hotter and lasting less time ... even the ones from reputable manufacturers.
by GTR1400MAN
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Headlights too bright
Replies: 20
Views: 368

Re: Headlights too bright

With the DSG boxes, if you put the handbrake on while in D, the gearbox doesn't recognise the handbrake is applied and starts engaging the clutches so you end up holding the car against a rather forcefully engaging clutch. Yes, I drive my dual clutch like a manual. Any significant stop I apply the ...
by GTR1400MAN
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Headlights too bright
Replies: 20
Views: 368

Re: Headlights too bright

Another gripe with modern lighting are 'cornering lights'. They are even appearing on motorcycles now :( Watch some cars come round a RAB and it's like a disco. First the left 'fog' light goes on, then goes off. Then the right one comes on. The goes off. Then the left one comes on and then goes off....

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