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Date: 01/19/13 04:08 PM

27 Responses to Emergency Braking At Its Best

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    January 19, 2013 at 4:12 pm
    Link: Emergency Braking At Its Best - Collision Warning with Emergency Brake system can avoid a rear end collision. Impressive.
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    Lillim Female 30-39
    269 posts
    January 19, 2013 at 4:47 pm
    Probably does a number on the tires- sounded like a couple would have flat spots on them, but no jackknife and no collision. Pretty awesome.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    January 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    That is impressive. I thought the car was gonna be totalled.
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
    1237 posts
    January 19, 2013 at 5:19 pm
    pretty sure the new golf has this too....not a huge truck, granted
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2314 posts
    January 19, 2013 at 5:23 pm
    That is impressive. I don`t know if big rigs rear end vehicles much, but I do know that throughout Europe, trucking is regulated and monitored better than here in the States- we could learn a thing or two by studying their methods.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2314 posts
    January 19, 2013 at 5:26 pm
    I Roll FTW
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    January 19, 2013 at 6:25 pm
    Impressive! That will save many lives, as long as the roads aren`t wet/slick.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    January 19, 2013 at 6:45 pm
    Nifty! It disengages the engine by itself? That`s a really good thing to have.

    @Lillim: yeah, it sacrifices the tires, but that`s a very expensive rig, eh? Not to mention the people in the car are happy about it!@
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    January 19, 2013 at 6:51 pm
    LOL now we can troll truckers.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    January 19, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    What would happen if you threw a bag of glitter out of the lead car? Would it trigger the system?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    January 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm
    Impressive, Most Impressive.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    January 19, 2013 at 7:10 pm
    "Nifty! It disengages the engine by itself? That`s a really good thing to have."

    Nah, engine braking is obnoxiously loud. That`s just regular retardedly strong hydraulic brake pads. I`m sure these trucks have engine braking as well considering it reduces break pad and disc wear substantially, but you`d know if this were an engine break. Never seen a "No engine breaking" sign on a major street near a residential area?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    January 19, 2013 at 7:44 pm
    I like how it waits till the absolute last possible second and then damned near locks up the brakes. It not only scrubs off the tires, it scares the living $#!+ out of both drivers and is likely to cause a rear-end collision if it`s being followed by another truck, not to mention that if it hits a slick spot, he`ll be 3 yards up the car`s ass before he can cinch the pucker string.

    Wouldn`t it be better to have it slow down so as to maintain a reasonable following distance before it gets close enough to dry-hump your exhaust pipe?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36208 posts
    January 19, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    It`s a lot easier to stop them when they aren`t fully loaded.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    January 19, 2013 at 11:52 pm
    As someone who used to run trucks I love it, now do that with a 28 tonne load, on a wet road.
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    furrything Male 50-59
    1310 posts
    January 20, 2013 at 12:42 am
    Wow!
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    gary8162 Male 40-49
    933 posts
    January 20, 2013 at 3:36 am
    It was carried out by professionals on a closed test track

    ...who had to change their pants several times that day.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    January 20, 2013 at 4:56 am
    I`m glad your badly-parker car is OK, but now I have a hell of a mess to clean off the inside of my windscreen. Just as soon as I can scrape myself off of it.
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    Vexys Male 18-29
    74 posts
    January 20, 2013 at 5:15 am
    Its loaded with 40 tonnes, it says it in the description on the youtube page.

    As for cutting an engine off thats a bad idea in most lorries as the braking systems work a little differently (I can well imagine theres systems to prevent what I`m about to say if it does indeed cut the engine)

    The brakes without power are on and turning the engine on takes them off, when you are hitting the brake, you are breaking the circuit and turning the servo on and off in very quick intervals, essentially a backwards variant of a cars ABS system. The issue with Turnign the engine off is that the brakes will apply solidly and potentially cause jackknifing

    Feel free to correct me as I may well be wrong but this is how I`ve had it explained to me by a few Tesco Lorry drivers
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    Orchideous Male 18-29
    361 posts
    January 20, 2013 at 8:54 am
    There`s something you can all take from this, don`t tailgate a truck.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    January 20, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    Pity the poor bugger in the old
    van behind him mind!
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1562 posts
    January 21, 2013 at 2:19 am
    If the truckdrivers stop driving within 5 metres of the bumper from the car before them would help too...
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
    1310 posts
    January 21, 2013 at 2:42 am
    Most of the truck drivers who deliver my freight are awesome, and have had close calls, because of some jackass on the road. Of course, when that occurs, my freight looks like a nuke went off in the trailer.
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    jclv Male 40-49
    368 posts
    January 21, 2013 at 6:24 pm
    Does the system include seat replacement when the driver poos and pisses himself?
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    jclv Male 40-49
    368 posts
    January 21, 2013 at 6:41 pm
    for the record i didn`t say "poos". apparently there is an automatic censoring system here.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3278 posts
    January 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm
    When I die, I want to go like my Uncle George, peaceful in his sleep. Not like the 3 screaming passengers in his car.
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    xCANDACEx Female 30-39
    283 posts
    January 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm
    yeah jclv, it took me a while to figure out that,"drating", was not some cool new internet slang.

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