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by jont-
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Headlights too bright
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Re: Headlights too bright

angus wrote:I don't mind the scrolling indicators, but it's the manufacturers (step forward VW) who stick a tiny indicator in the middle of the brake lights.

I shouldn't mind them - it's all that growing amount of gratuitous electronic tat that pays my salary :lol:
by jont-
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Headlights too bright
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Re: Headlights too bright

It's not just headlights but brake lights too. The manufacturers have been allowed to produce designs where more is better with no thought of the consequences. I've no issue with bright brakelights per-se, but people who sit on the brakes at traffic lights with a queue of traffic behind them deserv...
by jont-
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Headlights too bright
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Re: Headlights too bright

I wonder how many are genuinely too bright, and how many are just badly adjusted (possibly coupled with dirty/scratched lenses that cause additional scatter). And also how many are dodgy aftermarket modifications, particularly those fitting xenon bulbs into fittings not designed for them.
by jont-
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 6614

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

I've posted before about some research I took part in. It was actually aimed at developing tests for the effects of brain injury on driving, in particular trying to develop something more effective than a fields test. It involved 'driving' through a very simple computer-generated environment, follo...
by jont-
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 6614

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

waremark wrote:Personally, I find it hard to believe that the mobile phone use will have been a major part of his not reacting to the stopped vehicles.

/confirmation bias :roll: Because accepting it could actually have been the cause of the accident would challenge your own view that phone use is safe? :bash:
by jont-
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.
Replies: 58
Views: 2885

Re: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.

Couldn't see the cyclist? Looks like the Uber video was deliberately darkened to excuse their car & driver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XOVxSCG8u0 Handheld camera use while driving :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :bash: Maybe a rival AV ;) - and anyway it's AZ, which is where U...
by jont-
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.
Replies: 58
Views: 2885

Re: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.

ancient wrote:Couldn't see the cyclist? Looks like the Uber video was deliberately darkened to excuse their car & driver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XOVxSCG8u0

Handheld camera use while driving :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :bash:
by jont-
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.
Replies: 58
Views: 2885

Re: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.

If the driver is required to be alert and ready to take control then they might as well drive it themselves. In practice they will likely be so disengaged from the driving task that taking control will prove impossible. Indeed. And some manufacturers already agree and have said they will skip L3 fo...
by jont-
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I'm bemused...
Replies: 16
Views: 959

Re: I'm bemused...

I met a delivery driver (delivered my Prius a few years back) who told me about the time he delivered a car with radar-adaptive cruise (gave a 'safe' distance between you and the car in front). He said he set it to keep its distance, then some time later the motorway slowed due to congestion, then ...
by jont-
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.
Replies: 58
Views: 2885

Re: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.

But would an autonomous vehicle think " stationary minibus, I can see somebody getting off, are they suddenly going to dart across the road?" :mrgreen: All it needs is to register a 'surprise horizon' and be prepared to stop if the situation changes. ^ That. Anything more is programming w...

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