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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Autonomous vehicles.
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 06:03:46 PM »
Interesting video and some interesting comments.

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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Autonomous vehicles.
« Last post by culzean on Today at 05:35:35 PM »
Information from https://www.fireservice.co.uk/

Every year in the UK, over 100,000 cars which equates to nearly 300 a day go up in flames and around 100 people die as a result. Around 65% of these fires are started deliberately to cover criminal activity, to make a fraudulent insurance claim or as an act of vandalism.

So that means 35,000 cars catch fire, in the UK, of their own accord.

That Tesla, which I had noted last month, happened to have been driven by a British TV director, and got a mention.
If it had been a Ford Focus, driven by a builder it would have been lucky to have got a mention in the local rag.

Yeah but not many Teslas on the roads in UK,  another more useful stat would be the number of ICE compared with EV per 1000 on the road that catch fire.  A major cause of vehicle fires is bad maintenance (leaking fuel and oil) - and older vehicles more likely than newer ones to suffer,  the oldest Tesla is not really that old yet and they tend to be owned by rich people who get them looked at regularly.  So maybe this is a ticking clock as EV get older and don't get maintained.  The toxic fumes emitted by Li-Ion batteries also mean that fumes from EV batteries can easily kill (that s why it is mandatory for emergency services attending EV fires to wear breathing equipment even in open air - so terrorists park an EV in a crowded place and set fire to it LOL
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Auto Idle Stop - noise on coming to a stop.
« Last post by Ralph on Today at 05:24:53 PM »
I had the same kind of noise just as it came to a stop for the first few hundred miles when I got my new jazz just as I was about to take it back to the dealer it went away and is now silent it was definitely the brakes as it was doing it with the start stop on or off
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 05:17:17 PM »
So back on the subject, why can't electric vehicles be fitted with pedals and dynamos so the occupants can do their bit to charge up the battery and keep fit at the same time?
I have always advocated that for running the TV, so if you want to watch, you pedal.

My daily exercise is going up and down the 48 stairs to my flat, 4 or 5 times a day. Add to that another 14 stairs up to the loo (exercise ever increasing as me and my prostrate get older), and I get a fair work out for an old one.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Autonomous vehicles.
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 05:12:12 PM »
Information from https://www.fireservice.co.uk/

Every year in the UK, over 100,000 cars which equates to nearly 300 a day go up in flames and around 100 people die as a result. Around 65% of these fires are started deliberately to cover criminal activity, to make a fraudulent insurance claim or as an act of vandalism.

So that means 35,000 cars catch fire, in the UK, of their own accord.

That Tesla, which I had noted last month, happened to have been driven by a British TV director, and got a mention.
If it had been a Ford Focus, driven by a builder it would have been lucky to have got a mention in the local rag.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Auto Idle Stop - noise on coming to a stop.
« Last post by Skyrider on Today at 04:37:41 PM »
If you are using the brake pedal gently to control the start stop system the CVT will be pushing against the brakes, this very low speed creep against the brakes may cause a split second noise from the brakes as the car stops. You may be able to produce the noise by very slowly easing off the brakes in drive, this may cause the noise as the car starts to move if it is the brakes.

Another thought, if it is the brakes it may be brake temperature dependent. I have just been sent on a short errand by Mrs Sky, I know my brakes were warm and I had no sound from them. I think I have heard this brief creaking or groaning sound when my brakes have been cold.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by culzean on Today at 04:11:57 PM »
Pretty much everyone I know who has done a lot of running has needed replacement knees and hips in later life. Those endorphins ( runners high) that circulate in your body are just to mask the damage being done to joints in lower body due to impact.  I saw a report many years ago which investigated the whole body fitness of various athletes, and runners and cyclists were way down the list due to the low number of muscles they use,  cross country skiers were the fittest followed by swimmers, because they use pretty much every muscle in their body,  but at low impact to their joints.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Auto Idle Stop - noise on coming to a stop.
« Last post by Skyrider on Today at 04:04:06 PM »
If you are using the brake pedal gently to control the start stop system the CVT will be pushing against the brakes, this very low speed creep against the brakes may cause a split second noise from the brakes as the car stops. You may be able to produce the noise by very slowly easing off the brakes in drive, this may cause the noise as the car starts to move if it is the brakes.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Auto Idle Stop - noise on coming to a stop.
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 02:50:53 PM »
Think I might have a problem then. I did read, but not sure if on this forum, that faulty engine mountings can be an issue on this particular model. Somebody had it done under warranty. Wish I could find the post.

I must admit it sounds more brake like. There's no vibration as such.
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