Best features to look for when buying a new car.

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Re: Best features to look for when buying a new car.

Postby Triquet » Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:43 pm

Strangely Brown wrote:For the overtaker or the overtakee?


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Re: Best features to look for when buying a new car.

Postby Gareth » Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:51 pm

I had a good example of overtake assist on Saturday evening; the other car braked, presumably because they hadn't been looking ahead to know if what I was doing was safe. Turned out they weren't wedded to going slower than the limit; they had no trouble in catching me, (I imagine to get my number plate to report me), through the 20mph of the next village ;-)
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Re: Best features to look for when buying a new car.

Postby Triquet » Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:35 pm

I suspect that unless AI takes a great leap forward, Overtake Assist for the overtaker would be impossible to implement. If it was tried I suspect it would be a pant-filling experience.

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Re: Best features to look for when buying a new car.

Postby Horse » Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:42 pm

Triquet wrote:I suspect that unless AI takes a great leap forward, Overtake Assist for the overtaker would be impossible to implement. If it was tried I suspect it would be a pant-filling experience.


I was 'lucky' to get a go on a prototype bike with radar operated brakes. The test area was past its best. The radar would initiate if it saw a blade of grass. That would wake you up.
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Re: Best features to look for when buying a new car.

Postby GTR1400MAN » Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:05 pm

Horse wrote:I was 'lucky' to get a go on a prototype bike with radar operated brakes. The test area was past its best. The radar would initiate if it saw a blade of grass. That would wake you up.

Early versions of Honda's DCT could 'wake you up' opening the throttle coming out of a wet greasy roundabout for the unwary. "Two gears down sir and go? Of course." :o I thought I was on a speedway bike!
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Re: Best features to look for when buying a new car.

Postby Horse » Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:40 pm

GTR1400MAN wrote:Early versions of Honda's DCT could 'wake you up' opening the throttle coming out of a wet greasy roundabout for the unwary. "Two gears down sir and go? Of course." :o I thought I was on a speedway bike!


:)

Years ago, a van driver delivered a loan VFR800 for me, the one with variable valve timing - which kicked in at about 4k revs. This bike was almost brand new. Nice.

Van driver asked, nicely "Please don't drop it."

They had bought two. The other lasted a few hundred miles until, mid-way through a bend, in the wet ...
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