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Old 05-06-2014, 12:52 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Part of the need for all these power assistance systems comes from the great mass of the vehicles. If we didn't insist on weighing them down with sturdy side intrusion beams and ABS and power everything the silly things would weigh a lot less and be a much lesser threat to each other on the road in accidents. And then we might not NEED so much in the way of ABS and side intrusion beams because the vehicles would be easier to stop and not thrust so intrusively into other people's cars.

Light is right. Less mass is gooder.
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