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Old 10-25-2017, 03:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You reduce the reaction time by paying attention and trying to anticipate things. React to the problem before it happens.

Rarely is a collision the result of some random thing with no warning. Do they test reaction times by flipping on a light with no warning and seeing how long it takes for the subject to hit the brake? Real life isn't like that: New York pedestrians' reaction time to the walk light is -3 seconds.

Because they pay attention to the world around them and anticipate things.

New York's pedestrians move so fast we break the laws of time

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Old 10-25-2017, 04:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You reduce the reaction time by paying attention and trying to anticipate things. React to the problem before it happens.
That is what a GOOD driver does. Not one talking on their phone, changing their music or just driving by rote.
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Yeah,yeah, yeah. When are we going to get back to the real question:
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Do trees fart?

With my first car, the Studebaker, a sheep jumped out in front of me from the ditch. All I ever saw was it's back 6ft from the headlight. It took out the shark-mouth but missed the fenders and hood.

We also had a family dog that ran under the back wheel and laid there barking at me while it died. Like it was my fault.

edit:The bullet-nose and the breadvan (I used to roll through drive-ins full of Impalas with the doors slid back). I'd roll that combination today.

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Old 10-25-2017, 06:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I haven't had any experience with auto braking in cars, but if it's anything like the crap in my semi, go away.
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I would have appreciated it if the van that rear-ended me had automatic braking. Half a second of added reaction time would have kept us apart.
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At 60 MPH...want can YOU do in a distance of 88-feet in a 1-2 tonne vehicle?
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You can stop 6 foot short of hitting someone/something.
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At 60 MPH...want can YOU do in a distance of 88-feet in a 1-2 tonne vehicle?
I can read and reply to 1.2 text messages.
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At 60 mph the car travels 60 feet before the driver actually hits the brakes (UK Highway Code). This is classed as the Thinking Distance before the driver reacts and hits the brakes. So if you can reduce that, and Automatic Braking can...
But that's the question, isn't it? CAN automatic braking reduce that reaction time significantly? Computers aren't instantaneous. Simple tasks can be carried out quickly: complex tasks like image processing and threat detection & recognition take a lot longer.
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If it reacts before the driver. Great. If it doesn't. No loss.

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