wyliecoyoteuk wrote:My current car has no keyholes in the door or dash.
It has a start button, and no handbrake lever. The speedo has a digital readout.
And the advantages are ? Having no handbrake lever, how does it meet the requirement for at least two independently controllable braking systems ? I'm interested.
Well, The parking brake is electronically operated, requires no physical effort, and is separate from the footbrake system. Most cars these days have several braking systems. In fact I did have a Xantia 8 years ago that had 2 seperate processor unitts for each, and four processors for the suspension system.
My current vehicle has proximity sensors for the keys, tied into the alarm system, it unlocks when I put my hand in the door handle, and locks when I walk away.
When I switch off the engine, the handbrake engages (unless I override it).
When I accelerate, the handbrake disengages.
There is a manual override switch.
You need to look right at and read your speedo; but I can see the angle of my analog speedo needle in the corner of my eye, like I know where 30mph is.
That's nonsense. I have a large clear numerical display, which is far easier to read, and is accurate in MPH and KPH, which having recently returned from a French trip in a vehicle with an analogue speedo, I can confirm it is far easier to follow.
And the first thing I would do with a car like yours is put in a hard-wired engine kill switch because of stories like this [I don't normally read the Grunaiad btw] :-
There are at least 3 ways to disable the engine, he only had to switch the ignition off. It is far more likely that the disabled adaptions were faulty.
sadly, that would probably render the vehicle inoperable. The built-in immobiliser is far more effective anyway.
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