End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

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Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Postby pbar » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:07 am

Paul G wrote:their heads stuck in mobile phones and just assume, like many do today


There seems to be more people walking around like that, than not! It was on the news just the other day that they are looking at making this an offence, like crossing a road with undue care or something.

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Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Postby andyd » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:37 am

pbar wrote:
Paul G wrote:their heads stuck in mobile phones and just assume, like many do today


There seems to be more people walking around like that, than not! It was on the news just the other day that they are looking at making this an offence, like crossing a road with undue care or something.

About time too ignorant sods...... No wonder no one gives each other the time of day anymore :doh:

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Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Postby pbar » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:00 am

andyd wrote:About time too ignorant sods.....


Exactly, yes. They have had jaywalking in America for years, but no such thing over here as far as I know. Mobile phones are such a pest.

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Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Postby andyd » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:16 am

pbar wrote:
andyd wrote:About time too ignorant sods.....


Mobile phones are such a pest.

A mobile phone is fine as now you can't seem to get by without one, to call and text is all you really need, but they have far too many apps etc.
Are people that worried what other people are doing on social media, that they have to spend probably 80% of their day staring at a small screen?
All you see is the top of peoples heads as they walk towards you, or just stop in your path without a care to anyone else :twak:

Everything is ok in moderation, but to far too many it's now an addiction.

I would go back to the 70's tomorrow mate :)

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Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Postby Shederic » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:18 pm

Just seen this on ebay :ebay: ;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ELECTRIC-VEHI ... SwLIhZhwv5

As a theoretical concept;

2.8i capri with a 3.09 diff and 5th gear ratio of 0.82 running on 205/60 r13 tyres

Speed at continuous rpm = 75.7055mph
speed at peak rpm = 189.266 mph

I don't know how to work out the motors torque to see if this is feasible, but hypothetically, £795 for an engine capable of taking you to 189mph sounds like an interesting concept.

(I used this site to work out the maths http://sciencing.com/convert-rpm-mph-ca ... -2854.html) :proof:

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Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Postby pbar » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:46 pm

andyd wrote:
I would go back to the 70's tomorrow mate :)


:) There are many of us with that frame of mind.

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Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Postby Paul G » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:47 pm

andyd wrote:
pbar wrote:
andyd wrote:About time too ignorant sods.....


Mobile phones are such a pest.

A mobile phone is fine as now you can't seem to get by without one, to call and text is all you really need, but they have far too many apps etc.
Are people that worried what other people are doing on social media, that they have to spend probably 80% of their day staring at a small screen?
All you see is the top of peoples heads as they walk towards you, or just stop in your path without a care to anyone else :twak:

Everything is ok in moderation, but to far too many it's now an addiction.

I would go back to the 70's tomorrow mate :)


:agree:

And we'd be able to buy a brand new 3.0S for about 4 grand!

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Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:57 pm

Paul G wrote:With silent vehicles they will unfortunately have to bring in Jaywalking laws like in some other countries.

I can't see that ever working in practice. It would require an increased policing budget to enforce the rules effectively, and that is never going to happen.

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Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Postby mjcapri » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:29 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Paul G wrote:With silent vehicles they will unfortunately have to bring in Jaywalking laws like in some other countries.

I can't see that ever working in practice. It would require an increased policing budget to enforce the rules effectively, and that is never going to happen.

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If there's money to be made from fines I'm sure they'll make it work!

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Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Postby pbar » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:06 am

mjcapri wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Paul G wrote:With silent vehicles they will unfortunately have to bring in Jaywalking laws like in some other countries.

I can't see that ever working in practice. It would require an increased policing budget to enforce the rules effectively, and that is never going to happen.

Andrew.


If there's money to be made from fines I'm sure they'll make it work!


Yes I agree, they will! Also, there are that many cameras around, the whole process would be largely automated, as speeding tickets can be.

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Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:00 pm

mjcapri wrote:If there's money to be made from fines I'm sure they'll make it work!

There would certainly be lots of money to be made from fining jaywalking pedestrians.
Perhaps some of the money might even be invested back into road maintenance.......I won't hold my breath though.

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Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Postby Paul G » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:22 pm

If they're going to fine Jaywalkers using cameras, will we all have to walk round with a registration number on our backs?

Mind you, the way the Big Brother state is going nothing would surprise me.

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Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Postby pbar » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:12 am

Paul G wrote:If they're going to fine Jaywalkers using cameras, will we all have to walk round with a registration number on our backs?

Mind you, the way the Big Brother state is going nothing would surprise me.


I guess that, an observation camera (these are manned aren't they?) would 'catch' a jaywalker and a copper would then be sent to ultimately take their money. Oh, I mean to arrest the naughty person and make our society stronger and our streets safer :)

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Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:56 am

Paul G wrote:If they're going to fine Jaywalkers using cameras, will we all have to walk round with a registration number on our backs?

Mind you, the way the Big Brother state is going nothing would surprise me.

We won't need registration plates as we'll all have microchips implanted into our necks that are read as we walk past roadside scanners.
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Re: End Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Postby Paul G » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:49 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Paul G wrote:If they're going to fine Jaywalkers using cameras, will we all have to walk round with a registration number on our backs?

Mind you, the way the Big Brother state is going nothing would surprise me.

We won't need registration plates as we'll all have microchips implanted into our necks that are read as we walk past roadside scanners.
You read it here first.........

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That wouldn't surprise me one bit, treated like dogs or cats. The first we'd know that we had transgressed would probably be when we got our bank statement as well. Coppers would be either too lazy or more likely in too few numbers to come and deal with people personally, just likespeeding now.


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