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by jont-
Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tesla X?
Replies: 37
Views: 2743

Re: Tesla X?

It feels a bit unfair to compare the Tesla Model X's environmental credentials with those of the average car, when it's really more of a Cayenne Turbo competitor. But a Cayenne Turbo doesn't let you dodge the congestion charge while being also being able to wave some faux eco-credentials in the fac...
by jont-
Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tesla X?
Replies: 37
Views: 2743

Re: Tesla X?

Gareth wrote:FWIW I saw a number of work car-parks in Finland that had electricity outlets by each car-park space.

We have a few charging points in our works car park, but a friend with an Ampera tells me they are usually broken (and often parked in by non-EVs) :roll:
by jont-
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: BBC Panorama
Replies: 97
Views: 6780

Re: BBC Panorama

The subject is VW and I wish anyone dealing with them the very best of luck. My own experiences have taught me that you will have to jump through hoops, backwards and with your arse on fire, in order to get any positive results. I suspect social meedja is the way forwards (as sadly it seems to be t...
by jont-
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Caught on camera... How not to overtake...
Replies: 36
Views: 5305

Re: Caught on camera... How not to overtake...

The lack of traffic police means some want to at least report the idiots. But also usually with a self-righteous view that they themselves are of course behaving beyond reproach, and without thinking about how their own behaviour may have contributed to the situation. If we want roads policing, let...
by jont-
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: if you retook your driving test...
Replies: 14
Views: 1984

Re: if you retook your driving test...

I'll see if I can do the next one at Millbrook to include a short demo on the Outer Handling. I think I'll be able to scare the third one off, or at least get some unprofessional swearing of the 'Feck, Jaysus' variety (There's another war story there peripherally involving Mr Noblett's repeated ina...
by jont-
Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Caught on camera... How not to overtake...
Replies: 36
Views: 5305

Re: Caught on camera... How not to overtake...

Oh dear. So not only do we have to put up with speed cameras we now have do goodies looking to report drivers for any perceived indiscretion. What motivates these busy bodies to do this sort of thing? It seems odd that when some scumbag broke into my garage the police weren't interested in the CCTV...
by jont-
Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: if you retook your driving test...
Replies: 14
Views: 1984

Re: if you retook your driving test...

"The exercise was undertaken to see if the UK’s driving test, which marks its 80th anniversary this year, still meets its objective in allowing only the most competent drivers onto the road." eh? - that would be retesting those shortly after they passed. Surely it makes a stronger point th...
by jont-
Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Caught on camera... How not to overtake...
Replies: 36
Views: 5305

Re: Caught on camera... How not to overtake...

there is some very interesting discussion about this on pistonheads - it might or might not be as it comes across... there are some interesting questions about why the driver was overtaken several times by the same lorry / about the fact that the motorist just happens to run a webcam business / and...
by jont-
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: will autonomous vehicles affect cycling?
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Re: will autonomous vehicles affect cycling?

Or will they cycle more because it's cheap, and parents don't have to worry about kids being knocked off their bike by incompetent drivers. How will drivers learn to be patient when their autonomous car won't overtake a cyclist because there isn't enough safe space? I imagine it will be more revolut...
by jont-
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Roundabout indicating
Replies: 70
Views: 4969

Re: Roundabout indicating

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:we now have two standards, the official one, and the independent one, and on the road, nobody knows which scheme a driver is using.

Well, at least that matches the approach to speed limits, traffic lights and mobile phone use :roll: :cry:

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