Some of us here drove wheezing old VW microbuses for regular transportation and for long distance travel, well into the 70mph posted, 80+mph actual speed time period. We survived.neptronix wrote: ↑Nov 25 2018 12:02pmWith a 15 second 0-100km, you're dead meat while trying to merge onto highway traffic that travels at 105km+.
Most of our highway onramps where i live have a ~3% grade. Add the weight of a passenger and you are really hosed.
Not looking to light up any tires.. just survive American roads.
Big trucks can't zip right up to highway speed, but they live out their days on the highway. Just because you don't like the feeling of being overtaken as you merge doesn't make it an issue of practical safety or feasibility. You look for a space and you take it.
I'm very much looking forward to automated cars, because they get simple concepts that seem to elude humans.