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Old 7th August 2020, 13:27   #31261
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CCTV captured the moment this car rammed into an ice cream vendor. Four people were injured. The incident happened in Amar colony in South Delhi.
The driver, a fashion designer, said that she was eating ice cream in the parked car, when her dog jumped on her. She hit the accelerator. It appears that the BMW was in the Drive mode when she was having her ice cream. She tried to flee but was later arrested by the police.
It appears she has never even hit the brakes till the last frame of this video. The brake lights don't come on at all. Somehow unable to buy the story about the dog tipping the gear to Drive and the car moving forward. I own an X1 myself and there's almost no possible way that you can unknowingly slot it into Drive and the car starts moving. There are so many controls in place to prevent that. Heck, you can't even exit the car leaving it in Drive. The car will switch itself to P whether you like it or not.

It's possible that the car was already in Drive and she was sitting with her foot on the brake. The dog jumps on her and she took her foot off the brake; the car starts creeping and she puts her foot back down on the gas instead of the brake. Looks like this is the case seeing the way the car starts moving and the events that unfold in the video.

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I own an X1 myself and there's almost no possible way that you can unknowingly slot it into Drive and the car starts moving. ...
Do you have to press a button to engage D? Is there an N position, and does one have to push a button to change N --> D?

I have not driven an AT car for 15 years, and I have never driven one of this level (Audi A6, the little MB A-class, were probably the poshest, just for a couple of days, but again, 20 years back). The safety interlocks you describe sound very advanced and... safe!
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Do you have to press a button to engage D? Is there an N position, and does one have to push a button to change N --> D?

I have not driven an AT car for 15 years, and I have never driven one of this level (Audi A6, the little MB A-class, were probably the poshest, just for a couple of days, but again, 20 years back). The safety interlocks you describe sound very advanced and... safe!
To shift the BMW Steptronic transmission to any of the engaged modes from N you need to have your foot on the brake as well as press an unlock button on the selector stick before moving the stick. If any of this is not satisfied, it just beeps and shows a message what you are doing wrong. You don't need any of this to go back into N or P.

P is just a button atop the selector which has only R-N-D and an M to the side of D. The selector is the electronic type and always remains in the center position whatever gear you are in; except for M which is physically to the side of D. If you exit the car in any of the engaged modes, the car will put itself into P when the door is opened. Even if the selector is in M position it will be moved back to the center position by a motor. It takes a lot to circumvent all this and unknowingly slot it into D and drive over someone. It's not impossible though if your stars line up correctly.
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Do you have to press a button to engage D? Is there an N position, and does one have to push a button to change N --> D?
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To shift the BMW Steptronic transmission to any of the engaged modes from N you need to have your foot on the brake as well as press an unlock button on the selector stick before moving the stick...
... It's not impossible though if your stars line up correctly.
So here is the pictorial representation of the latest gen BMW Automatic gear selector followed by the previous gen selector. (Sources: Google, ADAC, T-online)
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What's with all this clapping and everybody gathered around? Just give the guy a breather and let him drive away in peace. Reminds me of the day around 5-6 years ago when I dinged the door of our family's first car, a new Honda Amaze, I lost sleep over it for days. Back then I thought Polo was fast, and now even my 400bhp car doesn't feel fast enough Coincidentally a guy in his Golf R tried to race me on the freeway today, I believe Polo is the stripped down slower version of Golf.
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I believe Polo is the stripped down slower version of Golf.
Polo is the smaller version of Golf. How stripped down it is probably depends on what models are available in your country.
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A Tata Tiago was crushed under a truck. Locals pulled the car out and rescued the driver. The good news is that the driver of the car survived even after being stuck inside the car for 5 hours.



Source: Arun Panwar's youtube channel.

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Another day, another crash, lives lost. 5 guys in a car go out to a friend's birthday and decide to go on a drive after. High speeds and stationary trees don't go well. The result is 4 dead on the spot and one with grievous injuries. All 22-year olds from well-to-do families in my town. Rumours are that they were drunk.

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Another day, another crash, lives lost. 5 guys in a car go out to a friend's birthday and decide to go on a drive after. High speeds and stationary trees don't go well. The result is 4 dead on the spot and one with grievous injuries. All 22-year olds from well-to-do families in my town. Rumours are that they were drunk.
Is there any video footage of this accident? Looks like only one side of the car was damaged badly, so I’m assuming it didn’t topple.

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Is there video footage of this accident? Looks like only one side of the car was damaged badly, so Iím assuming it didnít topple.
No. The accident happened on the Anaikatti Road which is a route with farmland and forests. There's a very long straight stretch of about 4 kms where I guess this happened. Also, it was the wee hours of the morning.
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A Tata Tiago was crushed under a truck. Locals pulled the car out and rescued the driver. The good news is that the driver of the car survived even after being stuck inside the car for 5 hours.

Source: Arun Panwar's Youtube channel.
Doesn't look like Indian Accident. The uniform bit security men is a give way.

Anyhow Tata Tiago is involved that's clear & the driver is definitely lucky to be alive after being crushed & remaining same for 5 hours.
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Doesn't look like Indian Accident. The uniform bit security men is a give way.

Anyhow Tata Tiago is involved that's clear & the driver is definitely lucky to be alive after being crushed & remaining same for 5 hours.
You're right! If you closely observe the people in that video, there's a person with Nepal Police written on back of his shirt.

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I heard from my Nepali friend that cars in Nepal are priced exorbitantly, may be due to taxes and currency value. The same Tiago which costs 6 lakhs in India costs around 22 lakhs in Nepal.

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I wonder how much does it cost for vehicle servicing and general maintenance in Nepal
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mat...ayam-1.4965312

Link to a drowning accident I Kottayam, Kerala. The news is in Malayalam. Rough translation is that the driver drowned in the car which fell into a waterlogged area. The car slipped and fell into the water body and the driver initially came out and called for crane services but then decided to get back in the car and it was swept away and he drowned. It happened last night and body/car was found today.
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I heard from my Nepali friend that cars in Nepal are priced exorbitantly, may be due to taxes and currency value. The same Tiago which costs 6 lakhs in India costs around 22 lakhs in Nepal.

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I wonder how much does it cost for vehicle servicing and general maintenance in Nepal
It's in NPR. Even then it still works out to be very expensive comparatively
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Woman Dragged By Car in Mangalore, Karnataka.

Wonder why the car driver didn't brake on time, he could have easily avoided running over her. Appreciate the cop's swift response and his presence of mind. He asked the bystanders to lift the car instead of asking the car driver to reverse which would have caused more damage to the woman.

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