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Forum: Science & Technology 2014-08-27, 15:53
Replies: 74
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Posted By Brian-E
Right, the algorithm during an emergency needs to...

Right, the algorithm during an emergency needs to be more sophisticated: indeed, immediate braking and warning to other vehicles to do the same before even computing anything else, but then more...
Forum: Science & Technology 2014-08-27, 13:47
Replies: 74
Views: 32,452
Posted By Brian-E
I take the point about the algorithm being kept...

I take the point about the algorithm being kept simple to improve the reaction times, but I'm offering a scenario where this simplicity causes a collision with a child when a collision with another...
Forum: Science & Technology 2014-08-27, 13:25
Replies: 74
Views: 32,452
Posted By Brian-E
Scenario: Child, playing with abandoned...

Scenario:
Child, playing with abandoned shopping trolley which she has found, pushes trolley out into busy road and runs after it.
Car detects two objects. It would be possible to steer and hit the...
Forum: Science & Technology 2014-08-21, 19:18
Replies: 74
Views: 32,452
Posted By Brian-E
Methinks those moving goalposts need some impetus...

Methinks those moving goalposts need some impetus to slow them down.:razz:

Alright then, I was wrong again.:smile:
Forum: Science & Technology 2014-08-21, 08:36
Replies: 74
Views: 32,452
Posted By Brian-E
Perhaps you're thinking of changing down from a...

Perhaps you're thinking of changing down from a higher gear to a lower one, which might be part of reducing speed.

When still living in the UK in the 1980s Nick and I owned a couple of Morris ...
Forum: Science & Technology 2014-08-20, 11:33
Replies: 74
Views: 32,452
Posted By Brian-E
ABS prevents skidding when braking in a straight...

ABS prevents skidding when braking in a straight line, but it can do nothing about skidding in the direction of original travel due to an attempt to steer sharply at high speed.
Forum: Science & Technology 2014-08-20, 09:23
Replies: 74
Views: 32,452
Posted By Brian-E
This, I think, was also Scienceman's point, and...

This, I think, was also Scienceman's point, and it seems natural to me too.

Slightly related is the point that usually, in an emergency situation where you have the choice of stopping dead in your...
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