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  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Here's a link to the NHTSA page with the illustration for more detail. I couldn't expand the JPEG. https://one.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/standards/conspicuity/Trlrpstr.html Visibility of a large Tractor Trailer vehicle is no problem with fair weather conditions. The problem is in fog, ...

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    RE: Game Changers

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    Like its products, Tesla's service model is also a game changer with zero down time for owners.  Instead of going to dealers for conventional vehicle service, Tesla service comes to you.  I have owned my Tesla for 2 years with a total of 3 service calls.  Two calls were completed by a Tesla service Ranger ...

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    RE: Game Changers

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    I already acknowledged Tesla's influence on the auto industry -- and I was not the first to compare Tesla to Apple (see below)... I simply indicated that they are a pale imitation that is unlikely to succeed. Raising money is a talent... Musk has that talent in spades...  https://electrek.co/2017/05/23/tesla-apple-disruption/ ...

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    Towing

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    I thought I would ask the SAE community if anyone knows--what percent of pickups and SUVs do actual towing? I'm trying to pursue this in the context of possible 4 wheel steering potential -- Best regards, Joe Klenotich President MARKETPLAN Consultants P O Box 1503 Lombard IL 60148 p-630-620-0882 ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Luther, Stop by any truck stop. There are all manner of road marker lights for sale. Recommend LED's. You can buy "armored" variety of lights to mount on flat bed so they don't get broken easily. Some are pretty close to "forklift-proof". I've seen trucks with so many AM lights on it, ...

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    RE: Introduction

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    Hi Rohit, I am a published author by the SAE. I am somewhat familiar with their internal editorial policy. I wrote the only book in SAE publication on the topic of vehicle battery fire analysis. This topic is just not taught at any EE or ME program. The link is: www.saebooks.org/r-443 ...

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    RE: Game Changers

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    I know a lot a readers are impassioned about Tesla. Personally, I like the looks of their products. The problem with owning one of these is the lack of service dealerships compared to conventional dealers. Many Teslas have to go back to the factory for service. Mr. Elon Mush is a great idea ...

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