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    RE: U-Turn

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    The key here is "radius" implying a semi-circular U turn. However if you allow substitution of semi-minor axis for radius making the U turn elliptical, very much so. It is especially fun on a straight bit of gravel road, or even better on a sandy road - if there is no beach available.  I am also a firm ...

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    ​May seem like a minor detail, but several of these posts have implied that the vehicle had 6 seconds to react to an obstruction.  I haven't researched this outside this thread myself, so maybe I'm missing something, but was the pedestrian actually in the road (an obstruction) for the entire 6 seconds?  ...

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    RE: U-Turn

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    I remember the story about the JATO and the Chevy. It sounded right, I just always wondered. Wasn't it one of those "Hey y'all, watch this!"? Dick Baugh Retired ME ------Original Message------ In theory, it would be possible to mount COPV cold air thrusters on the sides of a car to allow it to corner ...

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    A couple years ago the wife and I rented a car to travel to a conference in the Ozarks.?? It was a "small" car by my diesel crew cab truck's size.?? Using cruise control was a disaster.?? The car would go into engine braking if the speed increased above the set speed going down hill, and could not ...

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    Hey everyone, My name is Saud Naumani, I am currently an undergraduate Computer Engineer at the University of Waterloo. I am currently seeking a software developer internship ------------------------------ Saud Naumani Student Univ of Waterloo Etobicoke ON ------------------------------

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    ​Karl's comments point back to my conclusion in this thread a few days ago.  If the sensors say the pedestrian and identified it correctly (that is what is reported), but Uber disabled the emergency braking system because it created erratic behavior when used in conjunction with the Uber AI system, it ...

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    RE: U-Turn

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    I have done it at about 60 MPH at about zero radius on the beach.   Alas, there are so many tourists these days one is not allowed to drive on Galveston's West Beach or the beaches of Bolivar Peninsula.  These were our ersatz Bonneville Salt Flats ca. 1965. ------------------------------ John Bute Austin ...

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