Beats standing in line at your local VW service manager desk with a second mortgage application....
In CA, a $1.5M house is just firmly middle class. That isn’t a mansion, it’s a small tract home in LA.
I would think the *owners* of the fancy cars would be less than thrilled about having them parked on the street. If I knew a shop was doing that with my car I wouldn’t be taking my car there.
The current ranger has a 3.5k towing capacity. No way would they be able to more than double it
I’ve tried to tell my neighbor that a Ram Promaster Van and a pair of Maxtrax would be just fine for everywhere they want to go. They know nothing about 4 wheeling and keep insisting they need a 4x4 Sprinter. A Sprinter can’t even get around the relatively tame White Rim. I’m still mystified about what is wrong with a… Read more
Look, the only proper way to “beta test” this system is for the software to record the movements, calculate and log its responses, and compare them to what the human driver does.
Obviously, sometimes humans might make irresponsible decisions, and those would need to be filtered out from the machine learning loops.
But… Read more
I don’t think I consider it exciting. It gives me something to do. I’m constantly calculating how much throttle to give, which gear to be in, rev-matching downshifts, when to use engine braking, when to pop the clutch and go into neutral. In an automatic there’s just... nothing to do but sit in traffic and shuffle… Read more
I wonder how many people who complain about 3 pedals in traffic are people who can barely drive a manual. If you stall once every 5 times and have trouble starting up an incline then yeah I can see it being a pain.
* looks out window at snow. crosses fingers and hopes to get deported to somewhere warmer *
I dunno, the “leaving some space between traffic” on the 405 doesn’t seem that egregious; it’s far better than the folks who will floor it at the first sign of a space and then slam on the brakes when the inevitable stop comes. In fact, I generally try to drive with some “buffer” in stop and go, leaving a bit of space… Read more
Maybe the solution is to have bigger vehicles that can carry more people in one go through the tunnel. If it’s really high volume, maybe link the larger vehicles together in a chain so that they all travel at once all at the same speed.
The Ethan kid should’ve been held accountable for his actions and it’s bullshit that he wasn’t. Rogel needs to be held accountable for his as well.
Due to intentional negligent operation of a commercial vehicle, four people are dead. Four families forever torn apart.
He could’ve not gone down the pass if he was unsure.… Read more
An additional factor, including that he destroyed the brakes by misuse and knew the brakes were at risk (he had pulled over when they weren’t working properly to check them,) was that he held a provisional Texas-only driving license. That license was only valid inside the Texas border. It’s reported he missed a… Read more
With any bureaucracy, the most common phrase is “that’s not my job”. Finding a person who has the authority to actually help you out is the difficult part.