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- Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:27 pm
- Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
- Topic: Corner lines - thoughts?
- Replies: 19
- Views: 106
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 ...
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
- Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:40 pm
- Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
- Topic: Driving in the dark
- Replies: 48
- Views: 1855
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...
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
- Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:11 pm
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: Intelligent Speed Assistance
- Replies: 22
- Views: 1380
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...
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
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...
- Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:59 am
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: 80mph on the motorway as bad as drink driving
- Replies: 29
- Views: 2345
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...
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...