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Old 04.03.2019, 00:16
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Re: Planning on a new car? Might want to wait

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I don't think it makes sense to make it a compulsory feature at this point, it just increases the price.
At what point will it make sense?
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Old 04.03.2019, 09:23
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Re: Planning on a new car? Might want to wait

pricewise... I bought a 11090 chf base model Citroen C3 (taking delivery this coming friday). It has ABS and electronic stability, I think the stability control gives it the capability to brake wheels electronically. Also as standard it has speed sign recognition and will show the last observed sign on the display. Finally it has (also standard) cruise control and an electronic speed limiter (which I use often as it allows me to pay attention to the road in the city, without needing to look at the speedo).


Anyway, point is, an 11kchf car already has all the components for road sign based speed limiting, so 'price' is not an argument against it.


I do not have high hopes though about this sign reading stuff working flawlessly.
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Re: Planning on a new car? Might want to wait

They missed the most important thing: Instead of fatigue detection, they should make a camera mandatory which detects distraction while driving. A 100dB siren should sound if the driver even lifts his phone.

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It's all safety stuff that keeps morons safe who play with their phone while driving.
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It’s all safety stuff that will keep Me safe, when morons play with their phone while driving.
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Re: Planning on a new car? Might want to wait

Anybody already told environmental activists that in the future they can block highways with stickers?
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Old 04.03.2019, 12:44
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It's all safety stuff that keeps morons safe who play with their phone while driving.

My moron buttons are integrated in the steering wheel.

1 to take the call
2 for volume
1 more to hang up!
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Old 04.03.2019, 12:50
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So I'll have to use a fishing rod to dangle a '120' sign in front of the forward facing camera if I want to overtake ?

Hopefully there'll be an option somewhere in the setup menu to change over to miles....
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My moron buttons are integrated in the steering wheel.

1 to take the call
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1 more to hang up!
Yeah, I got a volume button on the streering wheel (thought that was cool, when I got the car) and still reach to the radio every time I change the volume.
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Old 04.03.2019, 13:02
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Yeah, I got a volume button on the streering wheel (thought that was cool, when I got the car) and still reach to the radio every time I change the volume.

Yea! Me too!

Can't teach an old dog new tricks!

But I never reach for the phone.
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Old 04.03.2019, 13:24
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Yea! Me too!

Can't teach an old dog new tricks!

But I never reach for the phone.
Worse, I even leave my phone at home sometimes

And the rear view cameras are a pain in the arse. We have one parking space here where - according to such a camera bleeping - one would never be able to leave again.
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Re: Planning on a new car? Might want to wait

Volvo will limit its cars to max 180 km/h as of 2020: https://europe.autonews.com/automake...-safety-target


Bold plan. Next question then is why should a car have more than 150 bhp, or why should you buy anything else then the basic engine?
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Old 04.03.2019, 18:34
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Volvo will limit its cars to max 180 km/h as of 2020: https://europe.autonews.com/automake...-safety-target


Bold plan. Next question then is why should a car have more than 150 bhp, or why should you buy anything else then the basic engine?
a) overtaking power

b) so some muppets can blip their throttles as they go through the Swiss tunnels or between traffic lights in Zurich on Sunday afternoons.
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