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by jont-
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Learners on motorways
Replies: 53
Views: 1139

Re: Learners on motorways

I loved a story I once read on the old IAM forum. At the start of an IAM test a candidate said to the examiner "I will be using my GPS to give me my speed". The examiner replied "That's fine. I'll be using your speedometer." They'd be welcome to in the Caterham. It bounces aroun...
by jont-
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Learners on motorways
Replies: 53
Views: 1139

Re: Learners on motorways

I think it is a good idea but I'm sure the instructors will feel very vulnerable. Especially if sticking rigorously to the displayed speed on the dash. Nah, motorway speeds seem to have dropped over the last 10 or 15 years. Some is due to congestion, not sure about the rest, maybe fear of prosecuti...
by jont-
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Cognitive bias and the "thirds" rule
Replies: 73
Views: 2668

Re: Cognitive bias and the "thirds" rule

http://www.highwaysindustry.com/m1-fatal-crash-driver-may-autopilot-court-told/?utm_source=wysija&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter+No360 Defence collision investigator Robert Wagstaff – who is not related to his namesake – told Reading Crown Court on Tuesday that he thought the defe...
by jont-
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Dangerous safety system?
Replies: 41
Views: 856

Re: Dangerous safety system?

I would expect the manufacturer to detail in the manual how their systems work - and for the driver to read the manual! :D (not likely I know!!!) Now go read up on machine learning, and tell me whether manufacturers really have any idea at all about how it will work :lol: In other news, careful how...
by jont-
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 127
Views: 3618

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

AFAIK it's generally not possible to disable ABS except by pulling a fuse. I have a vague memory that it was a feature on some as IIRC a fully locked wheel could stop quicker in some circumstances - thick fresh snow or gravel as they would build up in front of the wheels. https://jalopnik.com/how-t...
by jont-
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Dangerous safety system?
Replies: 41
Views: 856

Re: Dangerous safety system?

Strangely Brown wrote: How would you feel if you could see an overtake developing and were closing up to a contact position prior to moving out when the car in front braked full on, for no reason? Wouldn't you feel aggrieved?

Go "thank you very much" and take the overtake? :twisted:
by jont-
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Dangerous safety system?
Replies: 41
Views: 856

Re: Dangerous safety system?

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/abu-dhabi-tour-organisers-blame-automatic-brake-sensor-for-cavendish-crash/ I suspect manufacturers don't have any readily available way of being contacted with this sort of false positive. It's marginally possible that the vehicle itself has logged something which wi...
by jont-
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 127
Views: 3618

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

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:It's more fun with it off (never thought I'd hear myself saying that :D )

Next you'll be saying cars with less grip are more interesting... :twisted: :gear: :steering: :racing:
by jont-
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 127
Views: 3618

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

GTR1400MAN wrote:
Gareth wrote:Just the same as if the car didn't have DSC or ABS, one hopes, else it's a short step to disallowing driving cars to be driven without them fitted.

They are mandatory now.

Not if you have low volume. For instance Caterhams still don't have any driver aids, even the new ones :gear:
by jont-
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 127
Views: 3618

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

GTR1400MAN wrote:Can I ask why you want it to turn it off?

Why bother with a manual at all if it takes the skill away from using one. Might as well just have flappy paddles :roll:

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