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by angus
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Back-up & Restore - but what to where?
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Re: Back-up & Restore - but what to where?

You can get something - Laplink? - which physically connects old & new computers to copy stuff across
by angus
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Corner lines - thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 106

Re: Corner lines - thoughts?

Watching the video, it tries to impart a lot of information - too much perhaps, but the worst bit to me was the suggestion that large oncoming vehicles may give an indication of the severity of a bend - no mention of limit points (or how to measure without a large oncoming vehicle) WRT to the still ...
by angus
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: What gear is best?
Replies: 37
Views: 502

Re: What gear is best?

I've had a couple of cars with this "feature". The Focus I have now only wants you to change up, suggesting 4th from 25mph and 6th from 45, whereas my old scenic would suggest down shifts. Strangely, if you were doing 33 in 3rd it would want 4th, but 31 in 4th it would want 3rd
by angus
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving in the dark
Replies: 48
Views: 1855

Re: Driving in the dark

Have you seen the even newer headlights that, apparently, map the road ahead and create a darker spot around oncoming traffic (so they aren't dazzled) and open up the view ahead and to the sides away from the oncoming? Forgotten what they are called but I believe it's available on some Audi's. I wo...
by angus
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: IAM RoadSmart AGM 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 992

Re: IAM RoadSmart AGM 2020

martine wrote:Membership renewal rate remains at over 90% - which is really good for any organisation.


Which is surprising. Assume most are on auto renew and forget to cancel
by angus
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Intelligent Speed Assistance
Replies: 22
Views: 1380

Re: Intelligent Speed Assistance

Rather than how feedback or control is achieved, I'm more interested in how this magical system knows what the correct speed is. I first encountered sign recognition a few years ago in a hire car (also a Jag XE) and found it easily fooled by limit changes on side roads and countdown signs. I now ha...
by angus
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Motorcycle airbag jackets
Replies: 33
Views: 2237

Re: Motorcycle airbag jackets

Horse wrote:I think it would take more force than that ;) The non-tethered systems activate more quickly.


Easy (but expensive) with the horse ones. The genuine gas cylinders were about £40 each tho' I did manage to find an alternate supply at about half that
by angus
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Motorcycle airbag jackets
Replies: 33
Views: 2237

Re: Motorcycle airbag jackets

These are available for horse riders too, especially eventers who are even more at risk of falling off and of the horse falling on them. In addition to bracing the neck and back, there's a degree of padding. The early ones had to be worn with a body protector as they inflated with enough force to cr...
by angus
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 80mph on the motorway as bad as drink driving
Replies: 29
Views: 2345

Re: 80mph on the motorway as bad as drink driving

Other organisations are available. If the IAM has "lost its way" - which it certainly appears to have done - try an alternative. It wasn't so long ago that similar complaints were being made about RoSPA's press releases... But RoSPA is a [health and] safety organisation first and a drivin...
by angus
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Run flat tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Run flat tyres

Question for people who have run flat tyres: Do you find you get more punctures than you did before run flats or other cars in the family with normal tyres? SWMBO has had her Mini for about 3 years and seems to get a puncture every 4-6 months. I can't remember the last time I got a puncture although...

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