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  2. Gaurav

    A quick guide to self driving cars

    They are saying this since the last 10 years for electric cars, hybrid cars, and autonomous cars, but the problem is there 10-year countdown hasn't started yet. I don't think this is possible in Dubai either unless you got so bored to reach Oman by picking random roads.
  3. I’m not averse to the idea of self driving cars. I love the idea of going to a bar, having a few beers, and your car will drop you home again and park itself ready for work in the morning. I read an article on BBC news today saying that “normal” people will stop buying normal cars within 10 years. Whilst I love the idea of self driving cars, most of my driving has been random bored drives. Picking random roads to see where they go, ending up at the top of a mountain somewhere and enjoying the view. I don’t think this human element can ever be eliminated.
  4. shadow79

    A quick guide to self driving cars

    everything seems bitter but eventually it just catches on...
  5. desertdude

    A quick guide to self driving cars

    Well I wouldn't mind self driving cars for the shitty stuff like long commutes in traffic, or long bland highway drives. Most of todays cars are atleast 80% self drive on highway with adaptive cruise control and lane assist anyways. Add self steering to that and you are 100% auto drive on the highway atleast. But in busy cities I wouldn't trust it too much. Like commercial jets are 95% "auto drive" nowadays with pilots on hand flying them while take off and landing. Although most can autoland too, rest of the time the pilot is just there to see everything is working as its suppose to.
  6. Frederic Nuyttens

    A quick guide to self driving cars

    In my opinion humans are very advanced when it comes to sensory control and adaption, but too many drivers are either texting, acting emotional, or cannot adjust to the pace of the traffic by driving too fast or too slow. How much i love and enjoy driving, i came to the conclusion that technology is currently advancing at a speed that we reached a point where in a few years a computer or self-driving car will be so much better and safer than any human could ever try to be. Look at the benefits and how many thousands of lives could be spared every year simply due to the fact that a computer does not become tired or distracted. In the near future i suspect that the majority of the cars will be on AUTO-drive mode during the commute, but you should always have the ability to take the wheel and choose for yourselves if you like to drive your car. I still remember a family member that was a professional bus driver for 30+ years that didn't want to use GPS systems. When GPS became commercial his daughter bought him his first TOMTOM system and he never looked back and admitted the ease of use in every city or town around the globe. Goes to show how fast the world changes and we all have to adapt and open ourselves up to the technologic evolution.
  7. Gaurav

    A quick guide to self driving cars

    Amazing to see how tech is being used to make people lazy. Where is the love of driving cars gone now......! With all respect of hi-tech sensory world, but autonomous can never replicate real human reaction and still keep the pace. Only thing autonomous is learning now to brake brake and brake on slightest of instant swerve 300 lanes beside, that is not good. I have an adaptive cruise in Range and as much as I love it for the safety aspect, I hate it and stopped using it now as it brakes more often and 9 out of 10 times for some lame reasons. And in the minimal gap, it needs 50 meters in front of it completely empty.
  8. Ever wonder how autonomous cars see the road? Well here a simple guide,
  9. Maybe not car related but this is a beautiful video of todays Falcon 9 launch. We’ve come a long way since the Americans sent people into the upper atmosphere in cobbled up pieces of aluminium shite. It’s just a shame we have all this knowledge but still choose to ruin the world we have to live in.
  10. desertdude

    Peugeot E-legend

    Nope no clue who Ari is and what a climbdance. And each to his own I guess. These French POS's are as Treks put it have the same amount of appeal to me as a toaster or a fridge. Although I think my toaster is better looking than all the French crap posted in this thread, and more useful too.
  11. Barry

    Peugeot E-legend

    You forgot a few. 405 Mi16 4x4. Just a shame so many of them were scrapped for their engines to upgrade 205s. 309 GTi, especially the Goodwood edition. A bigger, better version of the 205 GTi. Then you have the old school cool stuff like the 505 GTi. I won’t even post the T16s. Anybody ever heard of Ari Vatanen? I’m sure everyone has seen Climbdance. Sideways at 100mph on pikes peak, one hand on the steering wheel, the other over his face keeping the sun out of his eyes. I make no apologies for it. I love Peugeot’s and their classier Citroen sisters. These cars have souls. Toyotas are just washing machines with wheels.
  12. sertac

    Peugeot E-legend

    For Peugeot you dont need to throw any money it is coming ready from the factory. 250 GTI, 106 GTI, 306 GTI, 206 RC, 207 RC, 208 GTI, 308 GTI, RCZ R just buy and take it to track day. RCZ R hold the FWD best lap time of Istanbul Park for a long long time. It was a factory car without anything. This car is coming from factory 1.6 270hp engine LSD diff and manuel gearbox.
  13. desertdude

    Peugeot E-legend

    Nope never had one. My Dutch neighbor's girlfriend had a red one who asked me to sell it for 4k. After he had spent around that much fixing an AC issue by changing some crap near the transmission lever a few months ago. If you think back my only car which was a non 4x4 which I ever owned was my first car. 1992 Civic accord, which I drove on export plates for three months and sold it. My Dad had imported a Station wagon Ford Taurus and a VW Golf from Japan which he let me drive until he sold them. And all of this was before I met you. So Ive owned only one non SUV in my entire life.
  14. Gaurav

    Peugeot E-legend

    If I remember correctly, you had Peugeot 206 ish once in red or blue color when you were in Discovery Garden
  15. shadow79

    Peugeot E-legend

    @Barry i have seen a 4 wheel corolla and the trd one to being made out of half cuts...the 4 wheel chassis is same as the front wheel one you just have to remove and toss the parts and if you buying proper half cut of these cars they come with the doors trunk shaft and the rear differential... and celica the 3s-gte turbo engine with wiring and the manifolds you will get for around 7k you can easily toss that one in camrys and the rav4 of the same era....
  16. Barry

    Peugeot E-legend

    Ok that Corolla is a WRC model. You can’t just “get a half cut from Japan”. A running one is going to cost you anywhere from 6-700k dhs. The Celica is a GT4 ST185. Good luck finding a half cut for that. Even if you do, you’ll be missing half the 4 wheel drive system and the floorpan is different to the standard car anyway. The AE86 has a certain coolness about it but it’s really nothing special. It’s a 130 BHP Corolla. The only saving factor is that it came from the factory with LSD so can drift with a few suspension mods.
  17. desertdude

    Peugeot E-legend

    By throwing enough money and parts at it. You can turn any car into a power and handling beast so thats not the point of the discussion. Point is out of the factory French cars sucked ass. Not a single one to date I can say, yeah I wouldn't mind having that. And I'm the kind of guy who doesn't really care about maintenance, fuel consumption or resale value. Being a long term owner of many Land Rovers is a testament to that. If I like it, it appeals to me, has character and I can afford it, then I'm getting it. And a French car has never done that for me.
  18. shadow79

    Peugeot E-legend

    @sertac are you talking about these cars then you can easily convert your everyday corolla in these performance wise just by buying a rally edition halfcut from japan and toss the parts in you wont even have to worry about passing too
  19. Barry

    Peugeot E-legend

    I think I posted this before here somewhere. I bought an alfasud a few years ago because I wanted the carbs for something else, it was cheap enough to warrant buying the car just to get the parts. I knew before I got there it would be rotten but when I got there, all that was left was the engine with a couple of pieces of rusty metal hanging off the mounts.
  20. treks

    Peugeot E-legend

    I used to feel this way about some Alfa Romeos. Back in the day, there was nothing that could touch a 2L Alfetta in the handling department, and a large part of the performance department as well, but those days are long gone. All the good Alfa's have rusted away.
  21. sertac

    Peugeot E-legend

    I was thinking we were talking about sports cars. Every 1000 Toyota you can only find 1 sports model. Others are out of subject. We were talking crazy track day use of sport Peugeots.
  22. Barry

    Peugeot E-legend

    You mean toyotas? There are plenty in Ireland, always have been since the 70s, and also a huge JDM import scene. I’ve owned one of everything at home (not really but you get what I mean), and the only car I ever kept and will not let go of is my Peugeot. No Toyota ever compared. They got me from a to b reliably but there was no passion in it. Just to really make everyone sick in their mouth, it was a 60bhp diesel and is now a 250bhp diesel with almost 400nm of torque. That’s in a car weighing under 800kg. Next time I go home I’m planning to stick a 100 shot of nitrous in it. Keep your yank V8s. My BHP per tonne will crush you and I have the added bonus of being able to go around corners.
  23. shadow79

    Peugeot E-legend

    @Barry just give it some more time and it might get the irish and turkish market too...as it got the american one
  24. Barry

    Peugeot E-legend

    The problem here in uae is ignorance. And I’m not trying to be a dick by saying that. People here have little to no experience of some cars so just immediately write them off as French scrap without really knowing anything about them. @sertac and me are from countries where pugs are plentiful and make perfect sense on the narrower, twister roads. Driving on wide open dubai roads is one thing but going down a narrow lane in a Peugeot 205 at 90mph, engine screaming, with the trees flying past on your side windows is incomparable. Different strokes for different folks. Live and let live.
  25. shadow79

    Peugeot E-legend

    the car including its subdivisions produced more the 44.5 million i don't guess that's 0.5% of the market in every 5 cars across the world you will one from toyota it made gm to change the way they design their fuel guzzlers hell even made them to shut down and run for their money just go to any street and start counting the cars according to their brands i guess you will know what i am talking about... those pesky peugeots are here running only because their owners were using them in their own countries nostalgia effect nothing more... its a very reliable car thats why its running a lot around...
  26. desertdude

    Peugeot E-legend

    For a time Pug's were popular in Northern Africa in places like Egypt, Morroco etc etc and mostly used as Taxi's. Bet you could still find a few there today also.
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