AJI wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:50 am
12 years without an incident, or 12 years without being caught?
Incidents to me are accidents, bumping into parked cars etc and causing dangerous situations for others - ofc i had to avoid the latter more often than i'd like to but i always managed to do so ...
Not being caught when driving too quickly, but i do it reasonably depending on the area and situation, mostly flowing with traffic, obviously.
Big Tea wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:50 am
But you would have to meet the criteria before
getting your license.
[...] it is not good drivers who decide who gets to drive
This is true.
I was fortunate enough to have a good instructor who did not try to rip me off by having me do endless lessons, just the bare minimum to go through all the basics on his checklist ... friend of mine just recently got the license and had to switch her instructor at some point because he taught her absolutely wrong things and was ripping her off.
I also remember one instructor in theory lessons who told us she managed to rip off the bumper on her husband's Brabus and tried to keep it a secret by having it fixed the same day ... lol
strad wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:16 am
Sorry but 12 years ain't squat.
[...] here if you aren't doing at least 5 over (for which they don't ticket you) you'll either get run over or induce road rage.
I know that in the grand scheme of things 12 years of driving ain't lot but i know enough people who messed up (massively) during those years and i've done a decent total mileage including driving in eastern europe where they have shitty single lane roads as 'highways' where you overtake down the middle even with oncoming traffic
Ironically autonomous cars will slavingly stick to the speed limit, possibly even blocking all lanes with their automated distance regulation etc - that's why i think they'll be a major annoyance once they're road legal and mixed with proper normal cars.
(just saw the post above posted whilst i was typing this, jz11 put it better than me in the paragraph below and i fully agree with all sentiments)
Right now i doubt that the tech is advanced enough to properly work inside the city anyways, the road marking are all worn out and all over the place, the variations in lane width are huge in some places, cars are being parked so poorly that they'd definitely impede those cars ... there's no way for a computer to cover all eventualities atm, not at a decent speeds at least - the behaviour of current Tesla's is proof of that, apparently they can't even merge on highways properly ...
but so can't human drivers, as is very apparent in morning traffic on the autobahn...
as strad wrote ... i think currently the only use would be in heavy traffic on highways
Overall i hugely dislike most assistance system in modern cars, hell...i hate automatic gearboxes ... i want to be in control, i don't want some electronics to interfere ... i even turn off ESP and traction control when there's snow because i can do a better job at preventing wheelspin and slides than the computer