I see a glitch here!

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Six9GS, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I think that’s why I can’t do much at all with that 18 wheeler video game you sit in.
     
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  3. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    It's too easy to actually hit the stupid people who are in the way on video games, a lot of fun though.
     
  4. Team818

    Team818 Medium Load Member

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    I believe it. Mayor pete in charge. hahaha
     
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  5. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    So lets summarize this.
    Auto so no shift.
    Truck backs up so no need for that skill.
    GPS so I won't get loss.
    Pretty much a Monkey could drive it.
    Did I miss anything? :mconfused:
     
  6. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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  7. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I did the simulator a couple times.
    Not like driving a real truck in any sense. Too much like a video game that gets too many things wrong and missing.

    It's like driving a car vs. a NASCAR racing game.
    There is no positive input in your environment.
    No g forces, no peripheral vision, no road feel, no perception depth to speak of, no real world sounds... and the list goes on.
     
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  8. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    You can get cameras on the new 579. You have your regular mirror and small spot mirror below it, then below the small spot mirror you have one or two cameras per side, I forget exactly. Then on the inside you have a monitor on each windshield post. You’d already be looking towards the mirrors when you’re looking at the camera.
     
  9. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    My backup has a wide angle. Not just straight back..

    it also beeps and flashes arrows when something is to the side.. Before it comes in to camera view.

    I don't turn my head anymore.
     
  10. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    There have been two or three Tesla trucks running back and forth between the Tesla factory in Fremont, CA to the Giga Factory in Reno, NV for the last year or two.

    As a test bed for a class 8 truck, that's not a bad route. Plenty of summer heat, and some fairly low temps coming over Donner in the winter.

    At least we know the brakes work.... ;)
     
  11. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Road Train Member

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    I have used a camera mounted on the back of a vehicle to hook up a hitch. It worked very well..If you have a problem with mirrors , how are you going to blind side in to a dock. That is 1 advantage of the fender mirrors
     
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