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.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
2523 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1869920 21-Sep-2017 08:20
Send private message

It's a new world in which post-accident, even private cars have a full log of sensor data. Like airliner flight data recorders but perhaps even more comprehensive.


735 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1869922 21-Sep-2017 08:21
Send private message

Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically

 
 
 
 


14661 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1869925 21-Sep-2017 08:30
One person supports this post
Send private message

Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

There is no planet B

 

 


9231 posts

Uber Geek


  #1869927 21-Sep-2017 08:33
One person supports this post
Send private message

kryptonjohn:

 

It's a new world in which post-accident, even private cars have a full log of sensor data. Like airliner flight data recorders but perhaps even more comprehensive.

 

 

I think there have been issues relating to encryption preventing "authorities" from easily accessing that data - more something the manufacturers access to deny liability for warranty claims - and when someone wraps a hypercar around a lamppost or whatever, then selectively release data from the ECU to show that the driver had disabled stability control etc etc - so it wasn't the car manufacturer's fault at all that the vehicle was basically undriveable when solely at the hands of a human pilot.

 

If they started doing full data dumps and handing that over to authorities, then I don't expect that would be good for sales.


9231 posts

Uber Geek


  #1869930 21-Sep-2017 08:38
Send private message

MikeB4:
Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?

 

 

 

Because he's in the human "race" perhaps?

 

I used to drive like that many years ago - until my wife told me that she could see a vein pulsing on my forehead.


14661 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1869932 21-Sep-2017 08:43
One person supports this post
Send private message

Fred99:

MikeB4:
Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?


 


Because he's in the human "race" perhaps?


I used to drive like that many years ago - until my wife told me that she could see a vein pulsing on my forehead.



So play ground driving. Myself I have had two near misses with red light runners so if I am first in the queue I wait for a short time after the light turns green. A few seconds are nothing compared to life.




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

There is no planet B

 

 


Lock him up!
11366 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1869936 21-Sep-2017 08:50
One person supports this post
Send private message

Whether some think it is a good idea or not, I have been using both feet for the brake pedal for more than 50 years when driving automatics, and have regularly switched to manuals and back, and have never had a problem. I do not do this to be first off the light and never have. I do not do it to imitate rally drivers. I do it because it feels better. Sometimes my leg just gets tired. It is a relief not to have to keep moving it back and forth. When I was young I enjoyed driving manuals and playing with the clutch. I learned to double-clutch and speed shift. Learning to brake with both feet was something similar, just another driving skill I enjoyed having. As I have aged, comfort and convenience have become the things that matter to me. I can drive a manual if I need to, but I prefer an automatic. And I prefer to use the most convenient foot for braking. If I make it to an electric car before I stop driving altogether, I guess I will have to learn a different way again. I use what is available to me, and don't use what isn't.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


 
 
 
 


6615 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1869938 21-Sep-2017 08:50
Send private message

MikeB4:
Fred99:

 

MikeB4:
Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because he's in the human "race" perhaps?

 

 

 

I used to drive like that many years ago - until my wife told me that she could see a vein pulsing on my forehead.

 



So play ground driving. Myself I have had two near misses with red light runners so if I am first in the queue I wait for a short time after the light turns green. A few seconds are nothing compared to life.


Me at the lights every time.


9231 posts

Uber Geek


  #1869957 21-Sep-2017 09:17
Send private message

Coil:

 

MikeB4:
Fred99:

 

MikeB4:
Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because he's in the human "race" perhaps?

 

 

 

I used to drive like that many years ago - until my wife told me that she could see a vein pulsing on my forehead.

 



So play ground driving. Myself I have had two near misses with red light runners so if I am first in the queue I wait for a short time after the light turns green. A few seconds are nothing compared to life.


Me at the lights every time.

 

 

Hope you normally drive on the right (left) side of the road.

 

If I was up against you at the lights, while driving my '88 non-turbo diesel Patrol with 2 1/2 tonne mass and 90kw maximum output, I'd put my elbow out the window, and rev it a few times in neutral just to egg you on.


3130 posts

Uber Geek


  #1869995 21-Sep-2017 09:34
Send private message

The best traffic light drag I've seen was in the late 70s by a guy in a replica? Falcon GT showing off in front of some nurses at the crossing. Unfortunately he was looking at them and not the bus he was following. The bus stopped just though the intersection and he ran into it with his wheels still spinning.

Mad Scientist
21422 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1870000 21-Sep-2017 09:43
2 people support this post
Send private message

MikeB4:
Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?

 

Why not? (That's how you're supposed to launch an auto car by the way)





Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


6615 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1870031 21-Sep-2017 10:15
Send private message

Fred99:

 

Coil:

 

MikeB4:
Fred99:

 

MikeB4:
Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because he's in the human "race" perhaps?

 

 

 

I used to drive like that many years ago - until my wife told me that she could see a vein pulsing on my forehead.

 



So play ground driving. Myself I have had two near misses with red light runners so if I am first in the queue I wait for a short time after the light turns green. A few seconds are nothing compared to life.


Me at the lights every time.

 

 

Hope you normally drive on the right (left) side of the road.

 

If I was up against you at the lights, while driving my '88 non-turbo diesel Patrol with 2 1/2 tonne mass and 90kw maximum output, I'd put my elbow out the window, and rev it a few times in neutral just to egg you on.

 



Haha when I owned the Banana Car (Yellow s4 same as the video) I had quite a few people egg me on. It only had Twin 3" Stainless straight pipes from the turbos back (Straight as a pipe can get). 120-130dB on boost ;) 


735 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1870052 21-Sep-2017 10:34
One person supports this post
Send private message

MikeB4:
Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?
because I can, I hate being stuck behind cars that take off fast then absolutely crawl right up to the speed limit once out in front or drivers who take their time at the lights and basically causing everyone else behind to miss the phase. I don't do it to "race" I do it to get past slow drivers who don't have any consideration for other motorists.

2523 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1870056 21-Sep-2017 10:39
One person supports this post
Send private message

Couple of pet peeves -

 

Drivers that queue up at lights with a massive gap in front of them. Along boulevards with many traffic lights such as Quay St in downtown Auckland, this greatly reduces the amount of traffic that can pass through in each light phase.

 

Drivers that don't get moving promptly when traffic in a stopped queue starts to move. Each dopey prat in the queue that does this means another car further back doesn't get through on the light's phase.

 

Maddening.

 

 


735 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1870064 21-Sep-2017 10:46
Send private message

MikeB4:
Fred99:

MikeB4:
Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?


 


Because he's in the human "race" perhaps?


I used to drive like that many years ago - until my wife told me that she could see a vein pulsing on my forehead.



So play ground driving. Myself I have had two near misses with red light runners so if I am first in the queue I wait for a short time after the light turns green. A few seconds are nothing compared to life.


No need to wait if you're observant, I was taught to look both ways before crossing a road and I apply that to cars also. Obvisouly, if you check each possible direction and see a car not slowing down, there's a good chance they are going to run the light. I don't put the foot down and try tree the lights on green, I simply accelerate before the car next to me does (not all the time, only with painfully slow drivers) to get past, no different to overtaking slow drivers on the open road.

Some posters here seem to just assume that I apply this every time I'm at the lights, which is not the case.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Withings launches three new devices to help monitor heart health from home
Posted 13-Feb-2020 20:05


Auckland start-up Yourcar matches new car buyers with dealerships
Posted 13-Feb-2020 18:05


School gardens go high tech to teach kids the importance of technology
Posted 13-Feb-2020 11:10


Malwarebytes finds Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time
Posted 13-Feb-2020 08:01


Amazon launches Echo Show 8 in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 8-Feb-2020 20:36


Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.