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How bad are Toyota drivers that they need features like collision detetion and safety sense?

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posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 09:44 AM
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originally posted by: and14263

originally posted by: Itisnowagain
What i don't understand is why the display tells you how many miles per gallon the car does..........when fuel is bought by the litre. When are they going to display miles per litre?

If you did miles per litre you would be mixing imperial with metric.

Therefore you need km/L or more commonly KM/100KM.

Most of us can understand MPG as it has been around so long.

Well...........in the country I live we work with miles, not km. So I would like to see how many miles a litre does.
Petrol stopped being sold in gallons around 40 years ago......but miles is still used here.

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posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: Itisnowagain

Yes that's completely a acceptable requirement but it is still mixing imperial with metric.

Interesting point actually - any other situations in life when the two systems are mixed?

EDIT - I see my typo in the reply I made, yet it seems others did not?
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posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: and14263

In reply to myself, I came across situations in the aluminium construction industry which used both. In fact - most flat materials for construction in the UK use both:

"An 8'x4' of 6mm' this can be for steel, aluminium, plastic, wood - however this is not official, it is conversed rather than official. The official line would be 'a 2500 x 1220 of 6mm'.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 10:53 AM
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originally posted by: JourneymanWelder
I have a collision detection feature too, its called my eyeballs and they are free. I also have a safety sense, its my brain. I like to use it more then normal when Im driving.


Fat lot of good are your eyeballs when you are writing a text to your wife/mate/son/whatever. Just saying.

Cars are now massively safe, and the survival chance of a "normal" crash is pretty good - airbags, car design, seatbelts and all that. Producing things that get in the way may cause people to abdicate their responsibility on the road. If they think they've got an infallible "collision avoidance", then coupled with all the proven safety features, they may actually take more risks, and drive poorly.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 11:24 AM
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Simple...more parts, more money, more things that are likely to break, more work, which equals more money.

All the carmakers are on that gravy train.
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posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 11:34 AM
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a reply to: JourneymanWelder

I think most of that stuff is geared towards those people that you can't pry the phones from their hands, too busy texting to bother paying attention to the road and other drivers.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 11:38 AM
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Enjoy the new tech and stop being a sourpuss.
I just bought a new Acura with all the tech and I love it.

There will be more and more from here on out, not less.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 11:43 AM
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I don't really need the 'collision detection' device when the deer comes through my windshield.
That would just be annoying.
"Collision detected." Beep...beep...beep.
No sh!t Sherlock!
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posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 11:55 AM
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a reply to: JourneymanWelder

Because of all the BMW and Audi drivers who don't use indicators! These f***ing morons pull out into traffic, slow down, turn, change lanes and all the while totally fricken oblivious to everyone else who has to think for them. They're even worse since the Qs and Xs came out. These drivers should be forced to have lessons before driving them. They have zero awareness of lane position or all the other drivers swerving out of their way and making sudden stops because these mindless turds think 'give way' is Chinese for speed up.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: watchitburn

Blah Alaskan drivers suck anymore, of course that is because most drivers are now from out of state, usually California, and Oregon. Hawaii drivers are idiots too..



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: JourneymanWelder

Working in the automotive field I have seen a bunch. Cars keep getting made out of more and more plastic because metal is too heavy to meet CAFE standards. Therefore crashes are more catastrophic to the vehicles themselves...not to the occupants as much because they are surrounded by layers of airbags. Most new vehicles have front radar for automatic braking, and lane departure warning systems, not to mention back up cameras and sensors, and even "automatic park" and "trailer control" systems.

So to me "accident avoidance" technology isn't really anything new. Nor is it exclusive to Toyota.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 04:44 PM
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I had 'City brake' on a volvo a few cars back, thing is bloody awful, it slammed the brakes on a few times at roundabouts for no reason almost giving me whiplash but managed to do nothing when I rolled into the back of an suv.



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 04:04 PM
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originally posted by: Woodcarver
a reply to: JourneymanWelder

Being a welder is probably the worst thing for your eyes buddy.


Not if you wear your protective equipment. Dont talk about things you know nothing about.



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 09:36 PM
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originally posted by: JourneymanWelder

originally posted by: Woodcarver
a reply to: JourneymanWelder

Being a welder is probably the worst thing for your eyes buddy.


Not if you wear your protective equipment. Dont talk about things you know nothing about.


I do Quite a bit of welding. I have a nice Lincoln 220 stick, As well as a MIG. And I don’t care what kind of safety equipment you have that #s not good for your eyes.

Perhaps you shouldn’t assume that somebody doesn’t have experience with what they’re talking about.
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