Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Geektastic

16716 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

#204383 29-Sep-2016 11:16
Send private message

I sincerely hope that we see this in NZ.

 

One of the best uses of technology to save lives on the road I can recall.






View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3
Affiliate link
 
 
 

Affiliate link: LastPass securely stores your passwords and other personal data.
MikeB4
17080 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Subscriber

  #1642475 29-Sep-2016 11:19
Send private message

This is a great idea especially for NZ conditions.


Geektastic

16716 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1642477 29-Sep-2016 11:22
Send private message

MikeB4:

 

This is a great idea especially for NZ conditions.

 

 

 

 

It really is.






davidcole
5523 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1642487 29-Sep-2016 11:36
Send private message

Geektastic:

 

MikeB4:

 

This is a great idea especially for NZ conditions.

 

 

 

 

It really is.

 

 

Oh hell yes.  Want so much.





Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4 4k, ATV4, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host Plex Server 3x3TB, 4x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 2xUbuntu 20.04 LTS, Backblaze Backups, 




timmmay
18498 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1642501 29-Sep-2016 11:41
Send private message

Would truckies really pay for this? Looks pretty useful, so long as it's visible say in direct sunlight, and doesn't blind cars behind them in the dark.


davidcole
5523 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1642503 29-Sep-2016 11:44
Send private message

timmmay:

 

Would truckies really pay for this? Looks pretty useful, so long as it's visible say in direct sunlight, and doesn't blind cars behind them in the dark.

 

 

Personally I doubt it......but their companies?  Good PR, doesn't sound overly expensive.





Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4 4k, ATV4, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host Plex Server 3x3TB, 4x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 2xUbuntu 20.04 LTS, Backblaze Backups, 


MikeB4
17080 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Subscriber

  #1642505 29-Sep-2016 11:47
Send private message

timmmay:

 

Would truckies really pay for this? Looks pretty useful, so long as it's visible say in direct sunlight, and doesn't blind cars behind them in the dark.

 

 

 

 

They could add an ambient light sensor to the screen to reduce intensity at night 


MikeB4
17080 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Subscriber

  #1642507 29-Sep-2016 11:53
Send private message

davidcole:

 

timmmay:

 

Would truckies really pay for this? Looks pretty useful, so long as it's visible say in direct sunlight, and doesn't blind cars behind them in the dark.

 

 

Personally I doubt it......but their companies?  Good PR, doesn't sound overly expensive.

 

 

 

 

I could imagine some of the bigger operators looking at it like Peter Baker or Main Freight 




Geektastic

16716 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1642508 29-Sep-2016 11:57
Send private message

timmmay:

 

Would truckies really pay for this? Looks pretty useful, so long as it's visible say in direct sunlight, and doesn't blind cars behind them in the dark.

 

 

 

 

Frankly I wouldn't be giving them the choice, any more than they get a choice about hours or whatever. Just make it a law that all vehicles must be fitted with the system where feasible (i.e. putting it on the back of a log truck would be tricky!)






kiwifidget
"Cookie"
2636 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1642510 29-Sep-2016 11:59
Send private message

Could be tricky to implement on logging trucks, stock trucks, milk tankers, container trucks etc.

 

I wonder what percentage of trucks on the road would be suitable for such technology?





Delete cookies?! Are you insane?!


muppet
2318 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1642516 29-Sep-2016 12:09
Send private message

This is all well and good until parts of the system start exploding unexpectedly, killing everyone.


Linuxluver
5781 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1642590 29-Sep-2016 13:20
Send private message

Geektastic:

 

I sincerely hope that we see this in NZ.

 

One of the best uses of technology to save lives on the road I can recall.

 



People get hit head on because one driver fell asleep or wasn't paying attention. Occasionally bad judgment combines with poor visibility.....but the low resolution on these screens at highway speed won't help much unless you're already seriously tailgating the truck.

 

I'm thinking *habitual* passing isn't a biological need. It's an ego / emotional want. 

 

Like...the guys who pass you when you're already 10kph over the speed limit. They should have a speed governor on their cars so they can't be so stupid.....and the rest of us safer. 

 

Now THAT I'd like to see on the roads in NZ. 





_____________________________________________________________________

I've been on Geekzone over 15 years..... Time flies.... 


SepticSceptic
1972 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1642637 29-Sep-2016 14:28
Send private message

One evening in a less salubroius suburb will see those screens gone quick smart !!!

 

 

 

 





My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


SepticSceptic
1972 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1642641 29-Sep-2016 14:32
Send private message

Personally, I'd rather see wheel spray-mitigtaion devices made compulsory for trucks.

 

Passing an 18-wheeler and trailer combo on a wet day, even on the motorway, with a damn river of water being sprayed up over the traffic, and no amount of furiously flapping wipers will get rid of the deluge.

 

On a non-motorway highway, it's damn nigh impossible to pass, as you cannot see through the spray.

 

 





My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


MikeB4
17080 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Subscriber

  #1642681 29-Sep-2016 14:46
Send private message

I confess though that many times I will sit behind ( not logging or stock trucks) trucks and let them drag me along, they seem to do close to 100kms anyway and pass them when its safe if they slow on the hills. 


Rikkitic
Awrrr
15484 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1642684 29-Sep-2016 14:52
Send private message

MikeB4:

 

I confess though that many times I will sit behind ( not logging or stock trucks) trucks and let them drag me along, they seem to do close to 100kms anyway and pass them when its safe if they slow on the hills. 

 

 

Good way to save fuel.

 

 





Plesse igmore amd axxept applogies in adbance fir anu typos

 


 


 1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News and reviews »

D-Link G415 4G Smart Router Review
Posted 27-Jun-2022 17:24


New Zealand Video Game Sales Reaches $540 Million
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:49


Github Copilot Generally Available to All Developers
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:37


Logitech G Introduces the New Astro A10 Headset
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:20


Fitbit introduces Sleep Profiles
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:11


Synology Introduces FlashStation FS3410
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:04


Intel Arc A380 Graphics First Available in China
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:08


JBL Introduces PartyBox Encore Essential Speaker
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:05


New TVNZ+ streaming brand launches
Posted 13-Jun-2022 08:35


Chromecast With Google TV Review
Posted 10-Jun-2022 17:10


Xbox Gaming on Your Samsung Smart TV No Console Required
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01


Xbox Cloud Gaming Now Available in New Zealand
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01


HP Envy Inspire 7900e Review
Posted 9-Jun-2022 20:31


Philips Hue Starter Kit Review
Posted 4-Jun-2022 11:10


Sony Expands Its Wireless Speaker X-series Range
Posted 4-Jun-2022 10:25









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.