Re: [MBZ] BenzpR0n

2015-09-01 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Some idiot says on that web page that alloy wheels were incorrect on a W11
coupe.  Hogwash!  The factory data card for my 9/69 280SEC 3.5 listed
alloys as an option, and they look very correct.

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Re: [MBZ] BenzpR0n of the day - DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist

2013-04-21 Thread Chris James
Came across an article describing the system working in conjunction with 
ESP on the previous A  B Class models. I'd like to imagine that 
Steering Assist also comes into play on the new E with the standard 
ESP program  possibly the optional lane tracking feature, they're just 
choosing to market it with Distronic. Hard to say though without any 
technical info.


From the article: Steering assist is designed in a way that it 
supports a driver in these situations, but never dictates to the driver. 
The driver may override the systems’ intentions at any time.


http://www.driveandstayalive.com/info%20section/news/individual%20news%20articles/y_050316_bosch_steering-assist.htm


On 4/20/2013 3:41 PM, Mitch Haley wrote:

Chris James wrote:


No,  no! Steering assist is only active when you have the Distronic
cruise activated. But it's an assist onlyit doesn't take full
control of the wheel, only making it easier to stay in your lane by
slightly varying the power assist off the center direction of travel.
It won't prevent you from trying to avoid that 2x4 or rain puddle.


So if I move the wheel just far enough to miss the pothole, it won't
guide me into the pothole?

Mitch.



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Re: [MBZ] BenzpR0n of the day

2013-04-20 Thread Mitch Haley
Nothing like having a car that thinks it's smarter than you are, unless it's 
having a car that thinks the driver ahead of you is smarter than you are.


1. When I steer around a pothole or a piece of 2x4 with nails in it, the car 
will make sure it goes straight down the center of the lane?
2. If it's raining and driving in the center of the lane puts your tires in the 
deepest water, the car will let you drive in the shallow spots only if the car 
ahead of you drives in the shallow spots?


Mitch.


Rich Thomas wrote:


 DISTRONIC PLUS -- 2014 E-Class -- Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Safety


http://youtu.be/IJmpCJ36e0g



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Re: [MBZ] BenzpR0n of the day - DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist

2013-04-20 Thread Chris James


No,  no! Steering assist is only active when you have the Distronic 
cruise activated. But it's an assist onlyit doesn't take full 
control of the wheel, only making it easier to stay in your lane by 
slightly varying the power assist off the center direction of travel. It 
won't prevent you from trying to avoid that 2x4 or rain puddle. This is 
possible now due to the electro-mechanical steering.




On 4/20/2013 11:48 AM, Mitch Haley wrote:

Nothing like having a car that thinks it's smarter than you are, unless
it's having a car that thinks the driver ahead of you is smarter than
you are.

1. When I steer around a pothole or a piece of 2x4 with nails in it, the
car will make sure it goes straight down the center of the lane?
2. If it's raining and driving in the center of the lane puts your tires
in the deepest water, the car will let you drive in the shallow spots
only if the car ahead of you drives in the shallow spots?

Mitch.



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Re: [MBZ] BenzpR0n of the day - DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist

2013-04-20 Thread Mitch Haley

Chris James wrote:


No,  no! Steering assist is only active when you have the Distronic 
cruise activated. But it's an assist onlyit doesn't take full 
control of the wheel, only making it easier to stay in your lane by 
slightly varying the power assist off the center direction of travel. It 
won't prevent you from trying to avoid that 2x4 or rain puddle.


So if I move the wheel just far enough to miss the pothole, it won't guide me 
into the pothole?


Mitch.

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Re: [MBZ] BenzPr0n

2012-11-25 Thread Hendrik Fay

Even the Stig was there.

Hendrik
who is not the Stig

On 25/11/12 01:52, Rich Thomas wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4AGoGBfQe8feature=youtu.be

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Re: [MBZ] BenzPr0n

2012-11-25 Thread Rich Thomas

I did not see him (or her)!

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On 11/25/12 6:42 PM, Hendrik  Fay wrote:

Even the Stig was there.

Hendrik
who is not the Stig

On 25/11/12 01:52, Rich Thomas wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4AGoGBfQe8feature=youtu.be

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Re: [MBZ] BenzPr0n

2012-11-25 Thread Mitch Haley

Henny's not the only one who was thinking Stig at 0:18.

Rich Thomas wrote:

I did not see him (or her)!

--R

On 11/25/12 6:42 PM, Hendrik  Fay wrote:

Even the Stig was there.

Hendrik
who is not the Stig

On 25/11/12 01:52, Rich Thomas wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4AGoGBfQe8feature=youtu.be



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Re: [MBZ] BenzPr0n

2012-11-24 Thread andrew strasfogel
Which car was yours, Rich?

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4AGoGBfQe8feature=youtu.be

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Re: [MBZ] BenzPr0n

2012-11-24 Thread Rich Thomas

Pick 3!  speakinawhich I gotta go buy wunnathem $320M Powerball tikkees.

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On 11/24/2012 10:40 AM, andrew strasfogel wrote:

Which car was yours, Rich?

On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 10:22 AM, Rich Thomas
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4AGoGBfQe8feature=youtu.be

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