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Emergency Braking At Its Best

Hits: 9179 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Misc. | Added by: kitteh9lives
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xCANDACEx
Female, 30-39, Southern US
 283 Posts
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 2:05:26 PM
yeah jclv, it took me a while to figure out that,"drating", was not some cool new internet slang.

thelonious
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3246 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 7:40:00 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.

jclv
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 242 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 6:41:38 PM
for the record i didn't say "poos". apparently there is an automatic censoring system here.

jclv
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 242 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 6:24:36 PM
Does the system include seat replacement when the driver poos and pisses himself?

Ripper398
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1318 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 2:42:01 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.

MrAtari
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1349 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 2:19:41 AM
If the truckdrivers stop driving within 5 metres of the bumper from the car before them would help too...

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 9533 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 1:39:17 PM
Pity the poor bugger in the old
van behind him mind!

Orchideous
Male, 18-29, Europe
 361 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 8:54:17 AM
There's something you can all take from this, don't tailgate a truck.

Vexys
Male, 18-29, Europe
 74 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 5:15:18 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

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 4:56:03 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.

gary8162
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 787 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 3:36:47 AM
It was carried out by professionals on a closed test track


...who had to change their pants several times that day.

furrything
Male, 50-59, Europe
 748 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 12:42:44 AM
Wow!

Fwoggie2
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1754 Posts
Saturday, January 19, 2013 11:52:26 PM
As someone who used to run trucks I love it, now do that with a 28 tonne load, on a wet road.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33883 Posts
Saturday, January 19, 2013 7:49:57 PM

It's a lot easier to stop them when they aren't fully loaded.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 12892 Posts
Saturday, January 19, 2013 7:44:13 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?

Scuzoid
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1270 Posts
Saturday, January 19, 2013 7:10:15 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?

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16693 Posts
Saturday, January 19, 2013 7:00:18 PM
Impressive, Most Impressive.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11473 Posts
Saturday, January 19, 2013 6:58:20 PM
What would happen if you threw a bag of glitter out of the lead car? Would it trigger the system?

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11473 Posts
Saturday, January 19, 2013 6:51:28 PM
LOL now we can troll truckers.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24004 Posts
Saturday, January 19, 2013 6:45:33 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!@

freddyferret
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11574 Posts
Saturday, January 19, 2013 6:25:08 PM
Impressive! That will save many lives, as long as the roads aren't wet/slick.

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2012 Posts
Saturday, January 19, 2013 5:26:51 PM
I Roll FTW

CaptKangaroo
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 1969 Posts
Saturday, January 19, 2013 5:23:58 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.

Jowsh
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1231 Posts
Saturday, January 19, 2013 5:19:49 PM
pretty sure the new golf has this too....not a huge truck, granted

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5113 Posts
Saturday, January 19, 2013 4:49:43 PM
That is impressive. I thought the car was gonna be totalled.

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