waremark wrote:It is difficult on a slope to transition after stopping from footbrake to handbrake without a slight irritating roll-back. How do others cope?
Does that happen if you apply the handbrake before you release the footbrake?
I wonder if he means that little drop the car does when you transition from holding the car on the footbrake to the handbrake?
It's to do with the fact when you're holding the car on the footbrake, there's four places the car is being held in place (all four wheels), but if you apply the handbrake, it only acts on the rear two wheels, meaning there's no resisting effort from the front wheels so the whole car shifts slightly due to the forces not being in equilibrium for a moment.
I'm wording this badly but I think that may be what Waremark means.
But also, I have a personal story regarding technology over-reliance and how it's taught me something.
I drove the Yeti for a year, and used the parking sensors on the rear all the time.
I picked up my car, and three hours later, reversed it into something which resulted in a bit of paint damage on the rear bumper (a few chips) but I've sorted the paint damage now, and you can't tell it's happened.
The reason it happened is simply because I wasn't looking behind me, as I'd gotten into the habit of using the parking sensors to warn me of obstacles near me.
Ever since, I've been very diligent about looking behind me, which has resulted in my parents getting annoyed when I prefer to use my eyeballs to judge distances behind me more accurately than the parking sensors, meaning I've managed to get closer to other cars than I would've ever done if I was still reliant on the parking sensors.
So yeah, a sudden reminder that perhaps, parking sensors aren't the greatest thing in the world, and your eyeballs coupled with some mirrors are much more effective.