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Re: Turn signal sounds « Reply #15 on: December 09, 2019, 08:43:48 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
@ FGS : I recently reported the driver of a prison transport bus for using his texting while driving .I called the "how am I driving # on the back of the bus and gave the number of the bus and time and location to the call center and was asked to hold on while she pulled up the video of the driver . upon finding the incriminating video she said "i'll sent this to the office, that is NOT tolerated and the driver would most likely lose his job"

 I personally believe that all vehicles should have blocker technology to prevent phone use while the car is not in park.
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Re: Turn signal sounds « Reply #16 on: December 09, 2019, 09:05:42 PM » Author: Cole D.
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Actually it is the Cote, what requires the turn signal system to detect a faulty lamp and speed up as a way to let driver know the problem. This requirement is as old as the flasher type turn signals alone (before flashers, the turn signals had a form of an arm or arrow, mechanically controlled to show the direction; or you had to signal by hands). The implementation was very simple: A heater "artificial muscle" wire was bending a contact was connected parallel to the contact (so seeing full voltage when the contact was off, at the same time providing some light preheat for the lamps, so they did not get thermal shocks when flashing), where the passing current through an electromagnet formed a hysteresis. So lower current (when a lamp failed) means smaller hysteresis, so faster cycling.
The same is for the sound. It does not have to be clicking only, but it is required to be an audible signal in sync with the flashing.
Clicking it is, because it was the cheapest way to implement, just an auxiliary hammer (hitting a notch on the case) actuated by the hysteresis electromagnet. The sound could then be adjusted by rotating the system within the case (adjusting the notch vs hammer position).
In modern cars, where the flasher itself is either solid state or distributed over front and rear lights control modules, the sound is made by the dashboard computer via its speaker (used for all the annoying warning sounds and messages).
And with some most modern models I wont be surprised they get rid of the dashboard speaker at all (further cost cutting), and use the infotainment audio ("hi-fi") system for all that audio signalling (those not even offered without the multimedia infotainment systems). Then when even the seemingly stupid radio breaks, the car became illegal to drive - because the legally mandatory audio warnings wont work...

Some cars here back in early/mid 2000s even play signal and warning sound through radio speaker on driver's door.
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Re: Turn signal sounds « Reply #17 on: December 09, 2019, 09:07:54 PM » Author: Cole D.
@ FGS : I recently reported the driver of a prison transport bus for using his texting while driving .I called the "how am I driving # on the back of the bus and gave the number of the bus and time and location to the call center and was asked to hold on while she pulled up the video of the driver . upon finding the incriminating video she said "i'll sent this to the office, that is NOT tolerated and the driver would most likely lose his job"

 I personally believe that all vehicles should have blocker technology to prevent phone use while the car is not in park.
Most any new vehicle these days will have bluetooth pairing for cell phone over speakers for hands free talking and most recently texting. But I still think it can be distracting.
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Re: Turn signal sounds « Reply #18 on: December 10, 2019, 01:54:44 AM » Author: Medved
"Infotainment"  Huh?

Is that an actual word now..? Ye gods what is the world coming to... Huh? Roll Eyes
Well, it is really used in the industry, already for at least 20 years, for sure when the first sat-nav systems were integrated into the car dashboards.
Yes, it means what used to be just a radio. Today it is the thing with the screen in the central console, which functions as navigation, radio, media player and so on.
They dont want to use "radio", because it does way much more and it is hard wired with the car functionality - it is just an information console, whose one function happens to be a radio, other the navigation, other a display for backing camera, other a console to access vehicle running stats and data and so on.
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Re: Turn signal sounds « Reply #19 on: December 10, 2019, 02:00:37 AM » Author: Medved
@ FGS : I recently reported the driver of a prison transport bus for using his texting while driving .I called the "how am I driving # on the back of the bus and gave the number of the bus and time and location to the call center and was asked to hold on while she pulled up the video of the driver . upon finding the incriminating video she said "i'll sent this to the office, that is NOT tolerated and the driver would most likely lose his job"

 I personally believe that all vehicles should have blocker technology to prevent phone use while the car is not in park.

That is nonsense. Google is attempting to enforce this, the result is, even the passenger can not do anything without the car being stopped, so drivers are stopping the cars virtually everywhere, which is dangerous the same way.
People who demonstrate they can not resist using their phones behind the wheel should loose their licenses for the lifetime. Yes, you may call that a mental illness (lack of self discipline), but it is an illness preventing their ability to drive, due to health issues. And because it is uncurable, they would be forever banned driving.
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Re: Turn signal sounds « Reply #20 on: December 10, 2019, 07:54:27 AM » Author: FGS
That is nonsense. Google is attempting to enforce this, the result is, even the passenger can not do anything without the car being stopped, so drivers are stopping the cars virtually everywhere, which is dangerous the same way.

Hence the driver camera that’d record and send vid to police and/or insurance only if the driver does things that’s related to using phones. So passengers doesn’t have to go without games/books/movies on their phones.
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Re: Turn signal sounds « Reply #21 on: December 10, 2019, 09:00:53 AM » Author: sox35
I'd rather Google didn't know where I am every moment of the day, thanks all the same. When I'm driving, I am perfectly capable of finding my way without assistance from them, also I know how to close a car door. And when to make a phone call or not.
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Re: Turn signal sounds « Reply #22 on: December 10, 2019, 10:00:32 AM » Author: FGS
I'd rather Google didn't know where I am every moment of the day, thanks all the same. When I'm driving, I am perfectly capable of finding my way without assistance from them, also I know how to close a car door. And when to make a phone call or not.

Who said anything about Google? I most certainly didn’t. Google isn’t the only one with maps. The car’s usually quiet on those who knows how to do things properly.  Door closed fully? No beeps. Belt’s on before turning on car? No beeps. Not using phone while driving? Camera’s forever on a loop with oldest clip erased. Zero vids get sent anywhere. The beeps and cameras is meant for brainless morons who have zero clue how things are done. Or the occasional forgetting things which happens to even the best of us. (The memo about Facebook thing in the upload page in LG is basically that “beep” in cars.)
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Re: Turn signal sounds « Reply #23 on: December 10, 2019, 10:04:39 AM » Author: sox35
Ok, let me make it clearer. I don't want the car monitoring me in any way, shape or form. *I* will decide whether to fit a dashcam, alarm system on the door, or any other device above and beyond what is needed to make the car start, drive and stop. Which is why I intend, when finances permit, to get a classic car, probably a VW Beetle.
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Re: Turn signal sounds « Reply #24 on: December 10, 2019, 10:11:06 AM » Author: Mandolin Girl
Who said anything about Google? I most certainly didn’t. Google isn’t the only one with maps. The car’s usually quiet on those who knows how to do things properly.  Door closed fully? No beeps. Belt’s on before turning on car? No beeps. Not using phone while driving? Camera’s forever on a loop with oldest clip erased. Zero vids get sent anywhere. The beeps and cameras is meant for brainless morons who have zero clue how things are done. Or the occasional forgetting things which happens to even the best of us. (The memo about Facebook thing in the upload page in LG is basically that “beep” in cars.)
We have seen it countless times in the police programmes, the morons fasten the belt behind them so it doesn't beep.!
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Re: Turn signal sounds « Reply #25 on: December 10, 2019, 10:37:20 AM » Author: FGS
Ok, let me make it clearer. I don't want the car monitoring me in any way, shape or form. *I* will decide whether to fit a dashcam, alarm system on the door, or any other device above and beyond what is needed to make the car start, drive and stop. Which is why I intend, when finances permit, to get a classic car, probably a VW Beetle.

Nothing stopping ya from getting the classic Beetle. Nice choice of classic albeit the fact they’re getting harder to find in working condition let alone still good looking. I’m sure you’re aware of these facts but for those who haven’t seen them. The cars are so utterly simple as they get. No heaters or AC included. Some doesn’t even come with a radio! Let alone important safety features like ABS brakes, airbags, crumple zones and so on. (Mostly passive so there’s no “monitoring” done by the cars.)
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Re: Turn signal sounds « Reply #26 on: December 10, 2019, 11:10:43 AM » Author: sox35
Nothing stopping ya from getting the classic Beetle. Nice choice of classic albeit the fact they’re getting harder to find in working condition let alone still good looking. I’m sure you’re aware of these facts but for those who haven’t seen them. The cars are so utterly simple as they get. No heaters or AC included. Some doesn’t even come with a radio! Let alone important safety features like ABS brakes, airbags, crumple zones and so on. (Mostly passive so there’s no “monitoring” done by the cars.)
One of the advantages of the Beetle is that they're relatively easy to work on. Plenty of mechanics cut their teeth on those air-cooled engines  Grin
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Re: Turn signal sounds « Reply #27 on: December 10, 2019, 04:11:48 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
One of the advantages of the Beetle is that they're relatively easy to work on. Plenty of mechanics cut their teeth on those air-cooled engines  Grin
We have just finished watching two episodes of Wheeler Dealers where they restored a 1960s Beetle.  Smiley
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