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by akirk
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: What gear is best?
Replies: 37
Views: 564

Re: What gear is best?

I think that drivers also become attuned to keeping engine noise down - it can 'feel more comfortable' to change up sooner - combine that with a light (where it exists) which is primarily focused on Euro xx regulations and emissions, but encourages early change up and you find the modern pattern of ...
by akirk
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Blimey it's quiet...
Replies: 26
Views: 466

Re: Blimey it's quiet...

... I just drive more sensibly!... I try to always drive 'sensibly' :lol: - just that you may not agree with my 'sensibly'... :oops: Tell you what, it's blinking cold here (Bristol) today...heavy frost and foggy - still and it's nearly lunchtime. :D it is indeed cold - I cycled down the Portway thi...
by akirk
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Blimey it's quiet...
Replies: 26
Views: 466

Re: Blimey it's quiet...

I have not gone for winter tyres - the days that I see where temperature is much lower are few - I work from home and rarely go out early in the day... the M5 has been fine through three winters on PS4 tyres - I just drive more sensibly! I did though make the decision that while it was an un-necessa...
by akirk
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Insurance during lockdown
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: Insurance during lockdown

I think this has been pretty thoroughly debunked by a lawyer on pistonheads... The reality is that there is no legal definition of essential / non-essential - so it would be very difficult for any insurance company to make it stick in court - equally, it would be a change in their terms and conditio...
by akirk
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Declining Standards
Replies: 33
Views: 2942

Re: Declining Standards

I upgraded the M5 18 months ago to a new head unit, which I use with Apple Car Play - I can run TomTom apps / Google Maps / Waze (based on Google Maps) / Apple Maps - all of which will give me a sat nav function - and that is on a 17 year old car... It can also stream from Spotify / Apple Music / Am...
by akirk
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 80mph on the motorway as bad as drink driving
Replies: 29
Views: 2372

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

Errr... the whole point of Apple CarPlay is that it is "eyes free". If you want to play a specific song, you do not need to use the panel at all. You press the button on the steering wheel to activate Siri and then ask it to play what you want. No need to look at the screen at all. Yes, i...
by akirk
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch Screens
Replies: 19
Views: 2702

Re: Touch Screens

I have long thought it amusing that in my sister's T8 XC90 (tank that does 0-0 rather fast!): - you can't (as passenger) pull up the car's manual on the touch screen in case you are driving - you can though use the touch screen to alter steering sensitivity / suspension settings / etc. - all without...
by akirk
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Saying hello from a government mandated safe distance
Replies: 12
Views: 2814

Re: Saying hello from a government mandated safe distance

Welcome Hugh, though not a member of the local group I did my IAM course over 20 years ago! and for the last year I have been living in Bristol - so we may cross paths...
by akirk
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Reg Local and speed...
Replies: 30
Views: 6320

Re: Reg Local and speed...

In an earlier post on this topic I asked 2 questions, one of which was the same question but asked in a different way to the original poster, and all the responses since then have been measured and respectful giving individual’s views on the questions posed. However, on my settings I had ticked “al...
by akirk
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: HPC Young Drivers Day 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 12159

Re: HPC Young Drivers Day 2020

The YDD 2020 has been cancelled - the intention is to run it next at the same time in 2021.


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