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What if You Couldn’t Parallel Park Your Car?
8/19/2013

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SharrySteve1
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Re: Nothing replaces experience
SharrySteve1   7/23/2014 9:19:50 PM
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I agree that the technology might benefit people with weak eyesight but that is not a fix in itself, it could produce serious results for people not fully fit to drive their vehicles on the road. The government and concerend authorities and organizaitons might think this is their sinere effort, but I am not in favor of it as an individual arsenal thanks 

chrisreed
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chrisreed   12/10/2013 3:36:57 AM
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"In engineering, there is much more at stake than simply losing a parking place."


I know parking system is more on technicalites but I believe we can resolve parking problems manually. In America, parking tickets are too insignificant for out budget-strapped police departments to devote much effort to enforcing. For many drivers, they have become little more than an annoyance, entitling them to park in any manner they please just to save walking a few steps. But apparently that is not the case the world over, as two recent cases in the U.K. illustrate.

Nancy Golden
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Re: What if...
Nancy Golden   8/23/2013 11:25:09 PM
I'm still laughing, Charles...but I wouldn't limit the 5th wheel to just young drivers -I think I could use it myself...

Charles Murray
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Re: What if...
Charles Murray   8/21/2013 6:58:18 PM
That 5th wheel Cadillac video is amazing, JimT. Thanks for sharing it. I know a few young drivers who'd love to have that technology.

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Re: Nothing replaces experience
tekochip   8/21/2013 8:24:47 AM
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Good point about the experience.  I stopped hiring CS majors (no offense folks) for writing firmware because they rarely had experience with the limited resources in an embedded system.  Huge structures would be passed back and forth on the stack and so many Interrupt Service Routines would be running that the processor never had a chance to complete a task before the next IRQ.  The software was well-written and easy to understand, it's just that the author's lack of experience on an embedded system would gobble up every machine cycle and byte of memory. 
 
It makes me wonder what's going on in my PC.


etmax
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Re: Automatic parallel parking?
etmax   8/20/2013 9:43:15 PM
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When I did my license you were only allowed to try twice. A 3rd time was a fail and no license

etmax
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etmax   8/20/2013 9:38:46 PM
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:-) It said even the worst driver..... I took a picture last week of a driver that ran off a cliff backing down his/her driveway, so maybe not :-) but certainly innovative. There's also a 4WD electric car that has 4 wheel steering for similar effect. Amazing the effort people go to to park a car.

mrdon
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Re: Nothing replaces experience
mrdon   8/20/2013 9:19:27 PM
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NadineJ

I totally agree. I love to create designs by hand because it allows me to really engage with components. As I draw circuit schematic designs, I have this internal talk on the electrical behavior between a resistor -capacitor network and does the combination makes since for the intended design. Yes, engineers have become too dependent on digital tools and the mere though of going back to using manual instruments does scare them.

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Re: Nothing replaces experience
Charles Murray   8/20/2013 6:50:38 PM
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I agree, Nadine. Parallel parking is a bit of a lost art these days. None of my kids are able to do it. I think it's interesting that Kevin chose to make his point with a comparison to parallel parking. There is indeed a "parallel" there.

NadineJ
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Re: Nothing replaces experience
NadineJ   8/20/2013 4:00:09 PM
I completely agree.  This technology may be good for drivers with diminished eyesight or reflexes.  But, honestly, they shouldn't be on the road.

Experience is important.  Many designers are drawing by hand again!  Most lost the skill or never learned it.  Everything is digital, which often leads to lazy design. 

Is automatic parallel-parking a little lazy?  Maybe.  It's a nice back up if the skill are there in the first place.

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