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    Help Me Understand

    Someone has an accident in a Viper and the Viper Nations first response (after asking if people are ok) is bet you it was old tires.

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    Viper is a death trap.


    Help me understand all the systems this Hellcat has AND still did this? My contention, safety technology (ABS, traction control, stability control) allows the unaware to have accidents at higher speeds with more severe consequences. I'll take the airbags.....

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    He probably had the nannies turned off. Stupid is as stupid does.

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    Working in the industry for many years, including the formative years where traction control was pretty rudimentary, I can't tell you the number of iterations that the R&D departments went through to come up with systems that were not too intrusive. In short, all of the systems are a compromise at some level. If you shorten a reaction time here....it affects something else. Drivers complain about not being able to put the power down when needed......and that is its own safety implication.

    None of this is perfect. Physics is still physics. You can't get away from it. There is a perception that drivers aids were meant to eliminate accidents. Not entirely true. They could have been implemented lessen the severity of the accident......increase traction in a challenging situation.....or brake better than a person can normally do.

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    This is the kind of crap that gets car shows canceled, even without the wreck.

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    Great demonstration of a PIT maneuver

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    This is the kind of crap that gets car shows canceled, even without the wreck.
    Exactly! Much better off with male enhancement cream to best your masculinity.
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    100% a SOFTWARE issue.

    {The software between the driver's ears was not adequate to the task. Revisions-updates needed}


    That, or the old tires were not soft enuf, so its still a software thing...
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    This thread is just begging for Mustang jokes ... But I'll pass this time. Folks in Mopars aren't much better at car shows.

    I live in Houston, and this is the kind of stuff that cancelled our Cars & Coffee events months before COVID would have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaViper View Post
    Great demonstration of a PIT maneuver
    I laughed.
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    Physics can only counter so much STUPID. This moron had more STUPID than physics could handle. LMAO

    Hope the folks in the pickup van were not hurt and hope the dumbass ended up in jail or at least large fines and the car taken away!


 

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