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Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:29 pm
by KingK
Picked up my Arteon RLine last night. Wow. Simply amazing car and technology.

Best bit so far was its autonomous acceleration, braking and ability to come to a complete stop in a mix of heavy, medium and light traffic on the busy M6 & M42. All of it was without me touching the pedals at all! :shock:

I must admit to hovering my foot over the brake ready at all times, but to be sat in the driver's seat as it eased off when someone pulls in front of me, or completely, and smoothly braked from 70 - 0 as we exited and approached a roundabout, was amazing. I literally had to steer for a few miles and no pedal input required. It kept up with the traffic no problem too.

This thing is just awesome

Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:34 am
by Robbo-92
That sounds equally amazing and freaky, I know tech like that is all the future (and present) when autonomous cars arrive but having not experience it first hand it sounds a little alien.

Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:39 pm
by Rightey
http://shitty-car-mods-daily.tumblr.com/

I feel like people need to learn what a shitty car mod is. I mean there are loads in here which I think might look ugly, but they're pretty obviously well done.

Like this is tacky but well done. Also it's mostly just paint, hardly a mod.

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While this, is pretty shitty...

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Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:25 pm
by False
its shitty because its gooseberry fool

Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:46 pm
by KingK
Robbo-92 wrote:That sounds equally amazing and freaky, I know tech like that is all the future (and present) when autonomous cars arrive but having not experience it first hand it sounds a little alien.

You should try driving it!

I've experimented further and found that, at 70mph on a dual carriageway for example, it will steer itself too! :shock:. As long as Lane Assist is turned on, together with the Adaptive Cruise Control that does your speed and braking, then the car literally does everything for you. It uses the white lines both sides of the car to keep it perfectly in the centre of your lane.

After a short while of no steering input, a warning sound and visual alert occurs (within 20-30 secs max). If still no input, then a much louder sound occurs, again with a visual input. It was at this point I thought I best resumed control in case it went the whole hog and pulled me over to the roadside, parked and called the emergency services (which is an optional extra that could have been fitted by whoever ordered it originally).

I didn't want to have to explain to Mr Police Officer why my car had auto dialled 999 /101 !

Took my boss out for a quick spin in it at lunch. He was amazed by its autonomous braking

Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:48 pm
by False
so how does it drive manually?

you liking it?

Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:18 pm
by KingK
Loving it. I've done about 250miles so far. The 7-speed DSG auto is smoooooth.

Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:26 pm
by Ad7
KingK wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:That sounds equally amazing and freaky, I know tech like that is all the future (and present) when autonomous cars arrive but having not experience it first hand it sounds a little alien.

You should try driving it!

I've experimented further and found that, at 70mph on a dual carriageway for example, it will steer itself too! :shock:. As long as Lane Assist is turned on, together with the Adaptive Cruise Control that does your speed and braking, then the car literally does everything for you. It uses the white lines both sides of the car to keep it perfectly in the centre of your lane.

After a short while of no steering input, a warning sound and visual alert occurs (within 20-30 secs max). If still no input, then a much louder sound occurs, again with a visual input. It was at this point I thought I best resumed control in case it went the whole hog and pulled me over to the roadside, parked and called the emergency services (which is an optional extra that could have been fitted by whoever ordered it originally).

I didn't want to have to explain to Mr Police Officer why my car had auto dialled 999 /101 !

Took my boss out for a quick spin in it at lunch. He was amazed by its autonomous braking


That reallyis incredible, if love to try something like that out. It amazes me how resistant people are to self driving cars. OH YOU'D NEVER GET ME IN ONE OF THOSE. Even though they'll happily get on a plane that can take off fly AND land without any input.

Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:03 am
by KingK
Here’s VWs video about the various driver assistance aids....

Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:04 am
by Robbo-92
Ad7 wrote:
KingK wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:That sounds equally amazing and freaky, I know tech like that is all the future (and present) when autonomous cars arrive but having not experience it first hand it sounds a little alien.

You should try driving it!

I've experimented further and found that, at 70mph on a dual carriageway for example, it will steer itself too! :shock:. As long as Lane Assist is turned on, together with the Adaptive Cruise Control that does your speed and braking, then the car literally does everything for you. It uses the white lines both sides of the car to keep it perfectly in the centre of your lane.

After a short while of no steering input, a warning sound and visual alert occurs (within 20-30 secs max). If still no input, then a much louder sound occurs, again with a visual input. It was at this point I thought I best resumed control in case it went the whole hog and pulled me over to the roadside, parked and called the emergency services (which is an optional extra that could have been fitted by whoever ordered it originally).

I didn't want to have to explain to Mr Police Officer why my car had auto dialled 999 /101 !

Took my boss out for a quick spin in it at lunch. He was amazed by its autonomous braking


That reallyis incredible, if love to try something like that out. It amazes me how resistant people are to self driving cars. OH YOU'D NEVER GET ME IN ONE OF THOSE. Even though they'll happily get on a plane that can take off fly AND land without any input.


That does sound amazing. I’ve never understood the dislike towards driverless cars, I enjoy driving when you get on a nice, quiet road but most of driving now is just stuck in traffic which does annoy me slightly, even more so when no one can seem to read the speed limit signs! Everyone seems to be happy going 50 in a 60 (although there are some national limit roads out there that really shouldn’t be driven at 60 mph) or 40 in a 30. At least when driverless cars arrive this will be a thing of the past and I’d have thought roads should become quite a bit safer.

Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:34 pm
by rinks
Ad7 wrote:
KingK wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:That sounds equally amazing and freaky, I know tech like that is all the future (and present) when autonomous cars arrive but having not experience it first hand it sounds a little alien.

You should try driving it!

I've experimented further and found that, at 70mph on a dual carriageway for example, it will steer itself too! :shock:. As long as Lane Assist is turned on, together with the Adaptive Cruise Control that does your speed and braking, then the car literally does everything for you. It uses the white lines both sides of the car to keep it perfectly in the centre of your lane.

After a short while of no steering input, a warning sound and visual alert occurs (within 20-30 secs max). If still no input, then a much louder sound occurs, again with a visual input. It was at this point I thought I best resumed control in case it went the whole hog and pulled me over to the roadside, parked and called the emergency services (which is an optional extra that could have been fitted by whoever ordered it originally).

I didn't want to have to explain to Mr Police Officer why my car had auto dialled 999 /101 !

Took my boss out for a quick spin in it at lunch. He was amazed by its autonomous braking


That reallyis incredible, if love to try something like that out. It amazes me how resistant people are to self driving cars. OH YOU'D NEVER GET ME IN ONE OF THOSE. Even though they'll happily get on a plane that can take off fly AND land without any input.


What about the planes that crash because they won’t let the pilot take back control?

Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 4:48 pm
by Peter Crisp
Hopefully this hasn't happened to any of you guys.


Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 6:02 am
by Rightey
Peter Crisp wrote:Hopefully this hasn't happened to any of you guys.



Does this really change anything though? I mean people have been stealing cars for as long as they've existed, the technique has just changed slightly. I think the more worrying thing is being able to disable cars while they're being driven as some researchers did with the Jeep Cherokee a few years ago. :dread:

Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 8:31 am
by LewisD
I'd buy a driverless car in an instant.

I strawberry floating hate driving to Cornwall or Wales (sorry Ad/Pedz) or up north for trips or holidays. Anything longer than 2 hours behind the wheel makes me annoyed :lol:

If I had a car that did it for me I'd be all over it.

Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 8:55 am
by Ad7
I strawberry floating hate driving in Wales too, it's like they had one strawberry floating terrible driving instructor that their parents used and is a family friend so everyone uses it.

Driving the M4 is like a sketch show in road form.

Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 2:14 pm
by False
Little sub being serviced today, 3 year major service, plus the air con has issues - costs are amusing

Plus they told me I need 4 tyres

Gave me a 308 service car which still looks great but it’s shite to drive

Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 3:50 pm
by False
air con condenser is goosed and I made a fuss so its all being done under warranty

tyres I managed to get some pilot sport 4's for 500 with fitting etc on saturday

service comes to 340.. mad

308 for the night and thank god it has cruise control, comfy drive for a normie though - but I dont like the steering weighting, feels variable based on speed or position and I dont like it

Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 1:32 pm
by Jenuall
Ad7 wrote:I strawberry floating hate driving in Wales too, it's like they had one strawberry floating terrible driving instructor that their parents used and is a family friend so everyone uses it.

Driving the M4 is like a sketch show in road form.

It truly is, I've been tempted to install a dashcam just to catch some of the nonsense that I see on a daily basis!

Re: Car Thread II

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 1:04 pm
by LewisD
Just a casual reminder to change your pollen filter lads...
Mine was overdue a change apparently...

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