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MrSimba
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject: Warning range - Mobiles vs fixed cameras Reply with quote

Driving in Wales on Sunday it quickly became apparent that the 30 second warning range I had my camera alert set to was inadequate, a lot of the camera vans were high on brigades and would see you at least 45 - 60 seconds before you reached them so I reset my iPhone accordingly but now 60 seconds warning for 'fixed' cameras is obviously too much!

Any chance that in future updates there could be a separate 'warning range' for fixed and mobile camera sites?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brigades = bridges!

Bloody iPhone auto spell!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How weird, I read your initial post as 'bridges' anyway and didn't notice until you said it...

Personally I think the best way to do this is to have an 'add extra time for mobiles' option that adds an extra 50% to the main warning distance - eg 15secs extra on a normal 30secs warning.

The settings are already quite complex so I'm thinking more for ease of use. Yes, individual timings for each camera type and speed would be nice but overly complex for some users.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Max range of mobile is about 1000 yds. = 3000ft. 60mph = 88ft/sec. 3000ft at 88ft/sec takes 34 seconds at 70mph=abt 29 seconds. and at 80mph=abt 26 seonds so a warning of 60 seconds seems rather excessive to me. But what do I know Confused .
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do it like 60mph = 1 mile a minute, = half a mile (880 yards) in half a minute (30 secs).

However, you're not always travelling at 60mph - in a 30mph zone the camera will still have a range of 1,000 yards and my sums isn't up to what that means. So I just don't speed. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DennisN wrote:
I do it like 60mph = 1 mile a minute, = half a mile (880 yards) in half a minute (30 secs).

However, you're not always travelling at 60mph - in a 30mph zone the camera will still have a range of 1,000 yards and my sums isn't up to what that means. So I just don't speed. Very Happy


If 30secs at 60mph covers 880yards then 30secs at 30mph covers 440yards so you are half the distance away from the camera when you first get the warning.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So at 30 in a 30 zone, you need about a minute for the extreme range of the mobile cam Very Happy . Ah. just remembered, no you dont, you're not speeding so need no warning.

I wonder why Dennis who never excedes the speed limit, or 'drifts over it slightly' is so dedicated towards the upkeep and accuracy of the PGPSW database. Very Happy Very Happy Stop! I'll get me coat Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
I wonder why Dennis who never excedes the speed limit, or 'drifts over it slightly' is so dedicated towards the upkeep and accuracy of the PGPSW database.

I sometimes even ask myself that question. Maybe I get a kick out of being so superior to you all? I've been doing cameras for six years now, so it's a firm habit and I get a foolish thrill whenever I see my name in the weekly list of existing Lifers who would have qualified for Lifership. But then, as my dear old granny says "There's nowt so queer as folk" (which I think might be auto-censored!). In truth, I enjoy being part of this website and cameras are just one aspect of it - the site has really sorted me out with my TomTom satnavs. Plus, Mrs MaFt and young MaFts are very nice people (must be on her side, 'cos they don't get it from MaFt).


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:

Personally I think the best way to do this is to have an 'add extra time for mobiles' option that adds an extra 50% to the main warning distance - eg 15secs extra on a normal 30secs warning.

MaFt


That would be a perfect solution if at all possible - thank you!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might be simpler to have a separate distance/time slider for mobiles
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lbendlin wrote:
Might be simpler to have a separate distance/time slider for mobiles


Fair enough Smile I just thought (TM) a single on/off switch mightb be easier for you to code.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes but think of all the children. especially the ones who will not like the arbitrary 15 second addition. By having a separate slider we can put the blame on them.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely a thumbs up for a slider for mobiles!! That would complete the app for me!
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