find_bruce wrote:Alex Simmons/RST wrote:find_bruce wrote:It would seem that the car braked when riders got too close behind it. I fail to see how this is ever a safe or sensible thing to do.
By the riders or the car?
It's the neutral zone, riders are always right up behind and often either side of the Race Director's car in that zone as it maintains a fairly pedestrian and steady pace.
Sorry I should have been clearer - I meant its not a safe or sensible thing to program a car to autonomously brake if it is traveling forward & something is too close behind.
Yes, it does seem strange to have such a "feature" but without a video of the incident it's hard to say.