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Sharjah: Man saved after cruise control fails
Police give instructions to him over the phone
I have been several stories of cruise control failing of late and is really troubling now, as I use it quite frequently on the high ways. In such an event one may not know what to do immediately, especially when there is family along and also the fear of hurting someone else. With so many incidents of failure, one should analyze why this happens to vehicles and what is to be done in case of an emergency. I dont think i will be using it for a while now and will get the system thoroughly checked at next service.
Brandon, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
When cruise fails, depends on the car model the brake also fails The driver will be left with option to change the vehicle to nuetral and slow down the vehicle, can apply the handbrake(if its manual) once the speed is reduced. Now a days most of the cars handbrakes are also electronic, in such case still no idea!!
just, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Its simple..just change the gear to netural & switch off the key switch...car will stop after some time...
Sonic, dubai, United Arab Emirates
Please name the car models when writing these stories, why are you covering the car manufacturers mistakes?
li, sharjah, United Arab Emirates
First of all the authorities of the UAE should take immediate action by suing the motor companies. If these events occured in the west, you would have car manufacturers scrambling to recall the cars and fix the issue. But in the UAE these issues are happening on an almost daily basis. With regards to the story, Gulfnews is always posting stories about cruise control failures, but in none of the articles is it told how the issue is fixed so that others can learn from the problem and safegaurd themselves.
anon, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I request to the concerned body to take immediate action on this dangerous issue. Thanks ALLAH so far no casualties.
Masud Karim, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
please disclose the details how did the car stopped or what should we do to stop the car in this situation
Muhammad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
If a cruise control fails, does the car starts losing speed or does it start accelerating itself? Also, is it not possible for the driver to lightly step on the brake and slow down the car to a halt or until it comes under control?
Asim, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
the police should publish how the car was stopped and post tips if something happens like this again
anil malkani, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
We have been reading these horror stories of cruise control failures too often now. I use cruise all the time in-fact cannot drive without it at all. Gulf News and authorities are not disclosing the result of investigations, like which make and model of cars are more susceptible to failure, was it something to do with illegal mods on the car or something else. I'll request authorities to share more information so that we can be more careful.
Piyush, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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