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Forum: Car Chat Today, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,051
Posted By Sulu
Yeah. I am waiting for the Google car. It looks...

Yeah. I am waiting for the Google car. It looks goofy -- worse than Toyota Corolla and Camry -- but at least it won't have a steering wheel so it should look symmetrical inside. ;)
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,051
Posted By Sulu
True, but the vents in the Camaro -- as I've read...

True, but the vents in the Camaro -- as I've read -- do not add much to the temperature control at the torso level.
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Sulu
Full-size, BOF SUVs should be cash cows, since...

Full-size, BOF SUVs should be cash cows, since all development costs have been paid for by the pickup trucks on which they are based. Ladder frames are common, engines are common, front cabins...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,515
Posted By Sulu
If electronics appliances truly were...

If electronics appliances truly were mix-and-match and plug-and-play, we would not have Apple smartphones differing from Samsung phones differing from Windows phones differing from Blackberry phones....
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,051
Posted By Sulu
IMO, it has to do with available real estate...

IMO, it has to do with available real estate (horizontal space on the dashboard and vertical space on the centre stack), and styling language requirements.

Unlike the C-Class and E-Class coupes,...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Sulu
If the battery is good and it is charging there...

If the battery is good and it is charging there must be a large, continuous load that is draining the battery. The obvious are lights including interior dome light.
Forum: Car Chat 07-20-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By Sulu
Allow me to comment on the tendency of tricycles...

Allow me to comment on the tendency of tricycles to flip...

We know that keeping weight (engine and payload) down low to keep the centre of gravity low will help to prevent rollovers.

Placing...
Forum: Car Chat 07-20-16, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By Sulu
That is well-known and well-accepted. But it is...

That is well-known and well-accepted. But it is entirely possible to size your engine too small for the conditions, and if you do so, it will be in constant stress and an engine in constant,...
Forum: Car Chat 07-19-16, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 696
Posted By Sulu
Why are there no built-in dashcams? The reason...

Why are there no built-in dashcams? The reason may be the due diligence required for new equipment on regulated product (including automobiles and aircraft). Firstly, a business case must be made.
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Forum: Car Chat 07-18-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,445
Posted By Sulu
It is built in Nissan's Sunderland plant in...

It is built in Nissan's Sunderland plant in Northern England where they also build other Nissans for Europe, including the Leaf and the Juke.
Forum: Car Chat 07-16-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By Sulu
Correct -- efficient Atkinson cycle at low load...

Correct -- efficient Atkinson cycle at low load and more-powerful Otto cycle at high load.
Forum: Car Chat 07-16-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By Sulu
Agreed. But companies seem to have a "cut costs...

Agreed. But companies seem to have a "cut costs at all costs" mentality right now.

Just-in-time manufacturing works best when you have suppliers close by (ideally within the same manufacturing...
Forum: Car Chat 07-16-16, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By Sulu
Takata is a supplier. If a buyer cannot work with...

Takata is a supplier. If a buyer cannot work with a supplier, then they should find another supplier.
Forum: Car Chat 07-16-16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By Sulu
The ES300h gasoline engine runs on the Atkinson...

The ES300h gasoline engine runs on the Atkinson cycle ALL of the time. It does not have the on-demand Atkinson cycle that the newest Lexus engines have.
Forum: Car Chat 07-16-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Sulu
Granted, autopilot on aircraft are not infallible...

Granted, autopilot on aircraft are not infallible but then airline pilots are highly trained professionals. They are trained to fly with and without autopilots.

Everyday, dumb commuter drivers are...
Forum: Car Chat 07-15-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Sulu
Agreed. So I guess we have to wait for the NHTSA...

Agreed. So I guess we have to wait for the NHTSA to order Mr. Musk to remove it.

I read that the German authorities would not have approved the Tesla Autopilot feature if the software is still in...
Forum: Car Chat 07-15-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,727
Posted By Sulu
What can a driver -- especially a modern, dumb...

What can a driver -- especially a modern, dumb driver -- do about that? If the autotrans in a modern car cannot take care of that situation, it is not a modern autotrans. It is so easy to program a...
Forum: Car Chat 07-15-16, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By Sulu
And that is exactly what GM and Ford did with...

And that is exactly what GM and Ford did with their captive suppliers 20 years ago -- they cut them loose and told them to survive on their own. Clark-Cutler-McDermott Co. is not the first to go...
Forum: Car Chat 07-15-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Sulu
But that was because we did not know what we did...

But that was because we did not know what we did not know. We did not know how poorly some of those materials (seats and wiring insulation) would perform when burning. We also learned from aircraft...
Forum: Car Chat 07-15-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By Sulu
The Toyota Prius saw a fuel efficiency...

The Toyota Prius saw a fuel efficiency improvement from the 2nd-gen to the 3rd-gen, because of the switch from the smaller 1.5-litre engine to the larger, more powerful 1.8-litre engine. The larger...
Forum: Car Chat 07-15-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By Sulu
Of greater concern than broken arms and legs...

Of greater concern than broken arms and legs (legs may be broken by initial impact with the car's bumper) is the head effectively hitting the hard engine block because there was little empty crush...
Forum: Car Chat 07-15-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By Sulu
Ceramics have only a limited number of uses...

Ceramics have only a limited number of uses because of its properties. Ceramics perform well in compression but poorly in tension, so they can be used in brakes and perhaps as the piston face (though...
Forum: Car Chat 07-15-16, 05:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,043
Posted By Sulu
GM announced the closing of the Oshawa assembly...

GM announced the closing of the Oshawa assembly plants long ago and the union is doing everything they can right now to delay that. The truck plant is already shut down. Equinox/Terrain assembly will...
Forum: Car Chat 07-14-16, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By Sulu
It can't be just a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine;...

It can't be just a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine; it must have forced induction to move such a large, heavy (and made heavier by the hybrid batteries) car. A small engine constantly under charge is not...
Forum: Car Chat 07-14-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By Sulu
The Japanese automakers treat their suppliers...

The Japanese automakers treat their suppliers differently than the American automakers. The Japanese learned from the American Dr. W. Edwards Deming, now revered as a quality guru, that you should...
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