Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 1st May 2011, 18:49   #31
Senior - BHPian
 
sachinj12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,188
Thanked: 161 Times
Default Re: The Autocar Young Driver 2011 Competition

Quote:
Originally Posted by vaibzi View Post
Hey I've already booked the slot on 4th May, 3pm. Will let you know how it goes in the RNS centre
Sure, tell us your experiences and maybe a trick or two

Quote:
Originally Posted by akshay_b View Post
Guys,

Anybody taking the 2nd round test in Yeshwantpur, Bangalore? I am free after 12th may, I was thinking i could meet a few bhpians.
Hey, I have booked it on may 15th, at 12pm. Would be great to meet a fellow bhpian.
sachinj12 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 1st May 2011, 22:58   #32
BHPian
 
akshay_b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 363
Thanked: 10 Times
Default Re: The Autocar Young Driver 2011 Competition

Quote:
Originally Posted by sachinj12 View Post
Hey, I have booked it on may 15th, at 12pm. Would be great to meet a fellow bhpian.
Awesome! I will book a slot soon on 15th at 12, Please PM me your phone number so that we can coordinate.

Lets wait for a few more bhpians to turn up!
akshay_b is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd May 2011, 13:39   #33
BHPian
 
designersf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ann Arbor
Posts: 602
Thanked: 58 Times
Default Re: The Autocar Young Driver 2011 Competition

Im through as well. Looks like they have sent many to Phase-2. I will be fixing an appointment at Arumbakkam in Chennai, probably this weekend. Anybody else coming to the same place?
designersf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd May 2011, 14:04   #34
Senior - BHPian
 
Vik0728's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,738
Thanked: 2,150 Times
Default Re: The Autocar Young Driver 2011 Competition

Hey BHP brotherins, I am through as well to the Phase II. As designersf has posted, guess many are!!
I have booked a slot on the 6th of May b/w 12.20-1pm or something at Mandovi motors in J.P Nagar. Please let me know if any other Bhpian will be there, a meet would just be an icing on the cake
Vik0728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd May 2011, 15:43   #35
BHPian
 
Xryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Banana Republic
Posts: 207
Thanked: 75 Times
Default Re: The Autocar Young Driver 2011 Competition

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vik0728 View Post
Hey BHP brotherins, I am through as well to the Phase II. As designersf has posted, guess many are!!
I have booked a slot on the 6th of May b/w 12.20-1pm or something at Mandovi motors in J.P Nagar. Please let me know if any other Bhpian will be there, a meet would just be an icing on the cake
Hey Vik,

I think libranof1987 took his test there today at 12pm. I am taking my test at the same place on 4th. But still, if you are around after your test on 6th, do buzz me. We can catch up.

Cheers.
Xryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd May 2011, 16:13   #36
BHPian
 
Rachit.K.Dogra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 703
Thanked: 687 Times
Default Re: The Autocar Young Driver 2011 Competition

I went for my Test today. I gave my Test at Apra Auto opposite sec 14 Gurgaon.

I was pretty excited to see and feel the simulator. I was pretty confident also considering I have a Logitech GT steering wheel with PS3 with me I thought I should be good with this simulator.

Well I think my test did not go that well. I had real problems with the breaks as to me they were non existent also the sense of speed was not at all there because there no engine sound imitation present so I could not make out at what speed I am going and hence my attention was most of the time directed towards the speedo. Things were still moving okay when in the end there was this one person roaming on the road, I slowed down my car and as soon as I was about to cross him he jumped in front of the car and died and I got a message "Test Failed". Everybody around me including the person taking the test was laughing. Out of embarassment I didnt say anything after that. But still it was FUN I would say. Some experience.

I actually was planning for my wife to learn driving from the Maruti school as they had this simulator and stuff but after driving myself on their simulator I dont think that it reflects even 10% of real life driving.

I dont think that after killing a person on their simulator I would be going any bit further in the contest.

My Best of Luck for other TBhpians!!
Rachit.K.Dogra is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 2nd May 2011, 18:19   #37
Senior - BHPian
 
sachinj12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,188
Thanked: 161 Times
Default Re: The Autocar Young Driver 2011 Competition

Quote:
Originally Posted by akshay_b View Post
Awesome! I will book a slot soon on 15th at 12, Please PM me your phone number so that we can coordinate.

Lets wait for a few more bhpians to turn up!
We could make it a BHP meet there.

Irrespective of the outcome of the test, it will be fun!

I have PM'ed my number to you.
sachinj12 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd May 2011, 18:33   #38
Senior - BHPian
 
Vik0728's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,738
Thanked: 2,150 Times
Default Re: The Autocar Young Driver 2011 Competition

Oh crap Rachit you serious bro?? I don't know about the simulator, but anybody who kills a pedestrian won't be driving for a while!!! LOL

Xryder, sure we will do that and atleast share our experiences with the simulator which should help other contestants.
Vik0728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd May 2011, 18:41   #39
Distinguished - BHPian
 
libranof1987's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: All over!
Posts: 3,718
Thanked: 2,797 Times
Default Re: The Autocar Young Driver 2011 Competition

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xryder View Post
Hey Vik,

I think libranof1987 took his test there today at 12pm. I am taking my test at the same place on 4th. But still, if you are around after your test on 6th, do buzz me. We can catch up.

Cheers.
Hey. I actually didn't manage to take it; had a dentist's appointment that stretched way too long. (Power cut to blame, mind you)

I'm just thinking if I should bother trying to get another slot or should just let it go. Not too kicked about it. (Especially after the F1 Induction Program!)
libranof1987 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd May 2011, 12:22   #40
BHPian
 
Xryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Banana Republic
Posts: 207
Thanked: 75 Times
Default Re: The Autocar Young Driver 2011 Competition

Quote:
Originally Posted by libranof1987 View Post
Hey. I actually didn't manage to take it; had a dentist's appointment that stretched way too long. (Power cut to blame, mind you)

I'm just thinking if I should bother trying to get another slot or should just let it go. Not too kicked about it. (Especially after the F1 Induction Program!)

NOOO. Please come with me tomorrow. Lets try and see if you can get another slot for tomorrow. My test is at 1.20pm tomorrow at Mandovi, JP Nagar. Try and see if you can make it brother. PM your contact no.
Xryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd May 2011, 14:38   #41
BHPian
 
designersf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ann Arbor
Posts: 602
Thanked: 58 Times
Default Re: The Autocar Young Driver 2011 Competition

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rachit.K.Dogra View Post
I went for my Test today. I gave my Test at Apra Auto opposite sec 14 Gurgaon.

I was pretty excited to see and feel the simulator. I was pretty confident also considering I have a Logitech GT steering wheel with PS3 with me I thought I should be good with this simulator.

Well I think my test did not go that well. I had real problems with the breaks as to me they were non existent also the sense of speed was not at all there because there no engine sound imitation present so I could not make out at what speed I am going and hence my attention was most of the time directed towards the speedo. Things were still moving okay when in the end there was this one person roaming on the road, I slowed down my car and as soon as I was about to cross him he jumped in front of the car and died and I got a message "Test Failed". Everybody around me including the person taking the test was laughing. Out of embarassment I didnt say anything after that. But still it was FUN I would say. Some experience.

I actually was planning for my wife to learn driving from the Maruti school as they had this simulator and stuff but after driving myself on their simulator I dont think that it reflects even 10% of real life driving.

I dont think that after killing a person on their simulator I would be going any bit further in the contest.

My Best of Luck for other TBhpians!!

Well you are lucky. I failed within 30 secs of starting the test . Hit a woman who suddenly jumped in between but that was in 2009. Let's see what I can do this time. However, like you pointed out, the best word is -the simulator is 'lifeless'. You don't get the sense of driving a real car. Its like one of those arcade games that existed in 1980s. [EDIT] Sorry. Worse than those arcade games even!
designersf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd May 2011, 14:46   #42
BHPian
 
Rachit.K.Dogra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 703
Thanked: 687 Times
Default Re: The Autocar Young Driver 2011 Competition

Quote:
Originally Posted by designersf View Post
Well you are lucky. I failed within 30 secs of starting the test . Hit a woman who suddenly jumped in between but that was in 2009. Let's see what I can do this time. However, like you pointed out, the best word is -the simulator is 'lifeless'. You don't get the sense of driving a real car. Its like one of those arcade games that existed in 1980s. [EDIT] Sorry. Worse than those arcade games even!
Yup!! I absolutely agree with you..

In my observation the hardware (Steering, Brake part) was still acceptable but the software module in which you drive the car actually looked like 1980s and did not reflect the Real Life situations very well.
Rachit.K.Dogra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd May 2011, 14:56   #43
BHPian
 
Xryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Banana Republic
Posts: 207
Thanked: 75 Times
Default Re: The Autocar Young Driver 2011 Competition

Can anyone who took the test at Mandovi, JP Nagar put up a write-up of their experience there ? It would help greatly.
Xryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd May 2011, 17:53   #44
Distinguished - BHPian
 
libranof1987's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: All over!
Posts: 3,718
Thanked: 2,797 Times
Default Re: The Autocar Young Driver 2011 Competition

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xryder View Post
NOOO. Please come with me tomorrow. Lets try and see if you can get another slot for tomorrow. My test is at 1.20pm tomorrow at Mandovi, JP Nagar. Try and see if you can make it brother. PM your contact no.
I got a call from them asking why I didn't show up. They said I could just drop in at any of the Maruti Driving Schools.

Guess I can make it tomorrow at 1pm. See you there!
libranof1987 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd May 2011, 21:14   #45
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Delhi, Milwaukee
Posts: 30
Thanked: 2 Times
Default Re: The Autocar Young Driver 2011 Competition

Go through to Phase 2. But wouldn't be able to schedule a test as my return to India has been delayed by a week. :-(

Was hoping to go to a center for taking the test for Phase 2. :-(

Any options on doing it after May 24?
Vijay.Krishnan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maruti-Suzuki Autocar Young Driver Contest, 2014 swiftnfurious The Indian Car Scene 3 16th September 2014 21:23
Maruti & Autocar Young Driver Contest, 2013 Sherlocked The Indian Car Scene 7 23rd August 2014 20:36
Maruti Suzuki Autocar Young Driver Contest 2012 jalsa777 The Indian Car Scene 33 31st July 2012 17:48
Maruti Suzuki and Autocar India Present: Young Driver 2010 Cyrus43 The Indian Car Scene 120 4th April 2010 03:06
Maruti Suzuki - Autocar Young Driver 2009 Aditya The Indian Car Scene 46 2nd March 2010 21:24


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 17:31.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks