Defensive driving site - your source of information and the place to share your experience
 Home    Save Gas    Forums    Encyclopedia    Articles    Polls    Videos    
Our Videos

Most Viewed Video How
How to sit properly while driving - Low Res

Latest Video Driving
Driving around slippery corner in Croatia

Highest Rated Video Driving
Driving in Moscow

 
Main Menu
· Home
· Articles
· Driving Links
· Encyclopedia
· Forums
· Highway Surveys
· Mapquest Driving Directions
· Sitemap
· Video Library
 
Drivers Info
Welcome, Anonymous
Nickname
Password
(Register)
Drivers Online:
Visitors: 23
Member Drivers: 0
Total: 23
 

View unanswered posts
View next topic
View previous topic
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
Misha
Site Owner



Joined: Aug 02, 2006
Posts: 704
Location: McLean, VA, USA

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:35 am Reply with quote Back to top

Driving directions module got a couple of improvements yesterday.

A functional one - now print page opens in a new window. I got a feedback that this is more convenient than reusing the main window. If you feel differently, please let me know.

And a cosmetic change - the obsolete logo has been changed to the current one.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
sindhu
Active member
Active member



Joined: Dec 24, 2009
Posts: 52

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:52 am Reply with quote Back to top

Prefer to ride Cars ith POWER STEERING.

umping fluid all the time, it wastes horsepower. This wasted power translates into wasted fuel.

You can expect to see several innovations that will improve fuel economy. One of the coolest ideas on the drawing board is the "steer-by-wire" or "drive-by-wire" system. These systems would completely eliminate the mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the steering, replacing it with a purely electronic control system. Essentially, the steering wheel would work like the one you can buy for your home computer to play games. It would contain sensors that tell the car what the driver is doing with the wheel, and have some motors in it to provide the driver with feedback on what the car is doing. The output of these sensors would be used to control a motorized steering system. This would free up space in the engine compartment by eliminating the steering shaft. It would also reduce vibration inside the car.

General Motors has introduced a concept car, the Hy-wire, that features this type of driving system. One of the most exciting things about the drive-by-wire system in the GM Hy-wire is that you can fine-tune vehicle handling without changing anything in the car's mechanical components -- all it takes to adjust the steering is some new computer software. In future drive-by-wire vehicles, you will most likely be able to configure the controls exactly to your liking by pressing a few buttons, just like you might adjust the seat position in a car today. It would also be possible in this sort of system to store distinct control preferences for each driver in the family.

In the past fifty years, car steering systems haven't changed much. But in the next decade, we'll see advances in car steering that will result in more efficient cars and a more comfortable ride.
View user's profile Send private message
chiefjohn
Active member
Active member



Joined: May 23, 2010
Posts: 54

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 10:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Misha wrote:
Driving directions module got a couple of improvements yesterday.

A functional one - now print page opens in a new window. I got a feedback that this is more convenient than reusing the main window. If you feel differently, please let me know.

And a cosmetic change - the obsolete logo has been changed to the current one.


The forums look great, operate very well, and your logo is quite nice with the airbrushing technique. Thanks for giving all of us drivers a place to post!
View user's profile Send private message
myownworld
Site Admin
Site Admin



Joined: Jan 06, 2010
Posts: 485

PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 2:43 am Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome here Chief! Hope you can find some useful stuff here to help you on the way...and also share with us some of your own experiences! Smile
View user's profile Send private message
chiefjohn
Active member
Active member



Joined: May 23, 2010
Posts: 54

PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 4:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

myownworld wrote:
Welcome here Chief! Hope you can find some useful stuff here to help you on the way...and also share with us some of your own experiences! Smile


Thanks for the warm welcome Myownworld! I am sure I'll find a lot of good advice and although I think of myself as a good driver, I did make a lot of mistakes in my youth -- maybe I can steer some of the younger folks in the right direction!

OK, that was a bad pun...please forgive me Very Happy
View user's profile Send private message
myownworld
Site Admin
Site Admin



Joined: Jan 06, 2010
Posts: 485

PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 12:58 am Reply with quote Back to top

lol... you won't be forgiven till you tell us what mistakes you made in your 'youth'! (I and didn't say, only driving related! Wink
View user's profile Send private message
chiefjohn
Active member
Active member



Joined: May 23, 2010
Posts: 54

PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 11:07 am Reply with quote Back to top

myownworld wrote:
lol... you won't be forgiven till you tell us what mistakes you made in your 'youth'! (I and didn't say, only driving related! Wink


Haha, I'm sure they'll come out over time. The scary part is even after all thsi time, I'm still messing up! Shocked
View user's profile Send private message
myownworld
Site Admin
Site Admin



Joined: Jan 06, 2010
Posts: 485

PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 11:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

Very Happy you're a person after my own heart!
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:       
Post new topic   Reply to topic

View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2006 phpBB Group
:: Theme & Graphics by Daz :: Ported for PHP-Nuke by nukemods.com ::
All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Forums ©
 
Defensive Driving | Contact us | Privacy policy | Terms of Use | Texas Defensive Driving
Forums RSS Feed
NJ Defensive Driving | New York Defensive Driving| Fuel Economy



Page Generation: 0.14 Seconds
Fun and Safe Driving © 2006-2018