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Car blind spots

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' at netrider.net.au started by davidp1984, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. I stumpled upon this and thought that it is pretty neat, particularly for new riders to see where potential blindspots can be.



    http://theory.stanford.edu/~amitp/d...20,67&mcenter=-93.4&mleft=-78.7&mright=-101.4

    This is probably how I have it setup in my car. (obviously I mirrored it to suit american style)

    Points to remember:

    -This is theoretical.
    -Each car may be set up differently.
    -This is theoretical.
    -Most car's don't even use their mirror's.
    -This is theoretical.

    In other words, don't use this as gospel.
     
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  2. That's a fair enough generalisation on the proximity of blind spots.
    But as you rightly pointed out, there are variables, so don't bet the farm on it. One still has to have a proper look.

    What I would like to see in all cars is an led mounted in the mirror surround, glowing red when something falls into a blind spot. We have parking sensors, so I imagine it would not be that hard to do. Different sensor design, obviously.
     
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  3. Already exists.
     
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  4. Pretty neat. But considering some drivers don't even see what's directly in front of them... =/
     
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  5. You know you can move the drivers position right...?
     
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  6. pretty cool!
     
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  7. awesome :) Great timing! I am going to do a presentation on motorcycling safety soon so this will be neat to include! Thanks!
     
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