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Many more car assists mandatory from 2014, courtesy of the EU


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Talk about the speaking clock and the satnavs! :) Seriously though, I expect some 'assists' will be of help to some drivers. For myself, then I'm afraid I'd be soon looking for the main cut off button in order to retain my sanity. :)

Are we all sitting comfortably? Then here comes the story

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Algerian peter ™

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carver

That is a bout 40 year old technology http://retrorides.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=readersrides&action=print&thread=119062 Cars have advanced:- engines, transmitions, safety equipment,lights, brakes, reliability, fuel economy, comfort.

With the ever expanding safety features modern cars are better for the environment in the case of co2 emmisions, more efficient in the way of fuel consumption and the main argument, safer.

How do feel about the new volvo with a pedestrian airbag aid. Do you scoff at that, even though the level of pedestrian deaths and injuries?

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Algerian peter ™

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oresome

Never mind a large city, commuting through a small town at peak times has finally convinsed me that my next one will be a auto or semi-auto.

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passing through

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Carver

you said

" Another one but not so funny "

Here is why everyone, sorry most are trying to make the roads safer with new innovations.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-pedestrian-deaths-and-cycle-injuries-soar-7899270.html

http://www.ciht.org.uk/en/media-centre/news.cfm/pedestrian-and-cycle-road-deaths-increase

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carver

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Correct, about time they made it compulsory to use pedestrian crossings and made jay walking a criminal offence.

And cyclists should be made to have some form of insurance.

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woodchip

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What they do not tell you is other than the Starter and Battery getting some stick with stop start, These are easy to get at and replace but try replacing the Flywheel and you may find Sub-Frame as to come out, and Gearbox off. As a 4 cylinder Engine stops and starts in only 2 places on the Flywheel and so the gear get knackered at these 2 points. with constant stop starting

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carver

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Algerian peter please you are now getting a little bit silly about this, it is not better for the environment to buy a new car, it's actually cleaner to keep an older car as the amount of Co2 produced in making a new car accounts for 28% of its output of Co2

Hybrid cars are even worse for the environment because of the batteries.

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carver

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Sorry wrong link enter link description here still thinking about that Viscount I had

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¿ unsure ¿

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carver

Scrappage scheme to rid us of old bangers pouring out pollution.

11 EU countries+

This is from 2009

http://www.nextgreencar.com/news-item.php?11-EU-countries-offer-car-scrappage-incentives

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¿ unsure ¿

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Yet more unsafe and polluting cars for the scrap yard.

http://www.stockmarketchallenge.co.uk/news/european-scrappage-scheme-helps-/

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carver

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I give up, a scrappage scheme that's looked upon as a saving the environment enter link description here .

It was started to sell more cars and save jobs.

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