Re: [SystemSafety] Nissan's new Indian car unsafe

From: José Faria < >
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 12:35:19 +0200


True, valid point!:)
José

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, Peter Bernard Ladkin < ladkin_at_xxxxxx

>
>
> On 2014-11-07 21:54 , José Faria wrote:
> > Sadly enough, rule of law for some people/organizations seams no more
> than a getaway for
> > tremendously stupid acts.
>
> Personally, I wouldn't rush to judgement on the efficacy of such a (to us)
> flimsy vehicle.
>
> The most obviously dangerous feature of traffic in many countries is not
> the construction of the
> vehicles but the carefree driving behavior. This is particularly true in
> this vehicle's target market.
>
> There are plenty of people there whose normal mode of transport for
> self+spouse+kids+wares+goat is a
> small motorcycle. I see many reasons why the occupants would be better off
> with four wheels instead
> of two and minimal shelter from the environment. The goat would likely be
> happier, and the market
> wares stay dry when it rains. If you make the vehicle collision-resistant,
> then that might well
> encourage the driver to be more assertive in the traffic melee (what John
> Adams calls risk
> homeostasis if I remember rightly) and many of them doing it would render
> the roads even riskier for
> pedestrians and two-wheeled-vehicle riders than they are at the moment.
>
> As I think Mike Ellims once wrily noted, it has been suggested that a huge
> contribution to road
> safety anywhere could come from a mandatory sharp spike mounted in the
> steering wheel pointing right
> at the driver! :-)
>
> PBL
>
> Prof. Peter Bernard Ladkin, Faculty of Technology, University of
> Bielefeld, 33594 Bielefeld, Germany
> Tel+msg +49 (0)521 880 7319 www.rvs.uni-bielefeld.de
>
>
>
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