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Old 11-19-2018, 10:09 AM   #29
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Mark, I wonder if AWARE would have reacted to this situation.
I have the same question as Gil. The pickup in the video was sitting stationary on the Interstate, at night. Would the AWARE system have given the Prevost driver enough warning (at night) to avoid the pickup?

A stationary/stopped or extremely slow (2 to 5mph) vehicle on the highway presents a very different challenge to the driver (and probably the AWARE system) a vehicle that is going 10 or 20 or 30mph slower than the Prevost.

I expect Mr. Mark's Prevost is equipped with 2014 state of the art headlights vs the 1999 technology on our Prevost. At what speed are we (Mr. Mark, Gil, and ourselves) over driving our headlights i.e. at what speed at night do we have enough visual warning of a stationary object/vehicle at night to react and bring the coach to a stop or avoid the obstruction? 70mph? 60mph? 35mph?

Maybe there is something in Mr. Mark's documentation about how the AWARE system reacts to a stationary object on the road head.
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Guys, it will probably be early January before I'm back in the coach again. Spending the holidays in the sunny California desert.

One thing that did happen (I reacted before the AWARE system), driving west towards Albuquerque, I was in the right lane going about 65 mph and a GM van passing me pulled in front. Then they realized that a truck was going extremely slow in a 75 mile zone. That is truly like a stopped vehicle. The truck driver had his flashers on but they weren't that visible (non LED lights).

As soon as I saw the van brake lights, I hit my brakes too. Thank goodness the retarder kicks in the moment I hit the brake pedal at a full level 6. As I passed the trucker (I noted he was going 20 mph), he was looking down at his phone (I think) oblivious to the major danger he was causing. He certainly should have been driving in the emergency lane.

(This was not an emergency stop for me) I checked my options (at a blink of an eye) and could have used the emergency lane myself if needed. It's in situations like this that every inch counts if needed. My 4,200 lb. towed will not push me as it has supplemental braking from Air Force One.

Safe travels! And be AWARE!
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IF the time ever comes that we choose to replace our Foretravel.. A Newell or Provost conversion will be at the top of the list...
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IF the time ever comes that we choose to replace our Foretravel.. A Newell or Provost conversion will be at the top of the list...
And if you ever do that...be sure to let me know so I can come and take that old good for nuffin' Foretravel off your hands!
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...Normally keep a rig for 20 to 25 years.......... will be awhile yet
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