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February 28th 20, 09:49 AM posted to uk.railway,uk.transport.london
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On 28/02/2020 00:59, Recliner wrote:
On 27/02/2020 22:25, Recliner wrote:
Has anybody noticed how the electric and hybrid busses, particularly the
newer ones, cause motion sickness?
Maybe I have a sensitive stomach.
I have just noticed that the single- and double-deckers lurch forward
when starting and come to such abrupt stops. The hybrids also can give a
strong lurch as the engine switches on when the vehicle is in motion.
I don't think it's all of them, but some new models do seem to lurch.
That's probably a sign of the immaturity of some drivetrains, rather than
It was newer models, to which I was referring.
Newer models from manufacturers new to the technology. Also, there's more
than one form of hybrid, and they may have moved from one to another
(parallel to series, say).
If there are /systematic/ differences between models I'd have expected
them to come up in TfL's covert monitoring of the quality of drivers on
the London bus network. IIRC TfL could also deploy accelerometers ad
hoc if there were complaints about a driver/service.
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