Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by redriderbob, Jan 19, 2020.
Telluride is rwd based
No it is not.
Def fwd based
3.8 Liter Lambda DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
8-Speed Automatic Transmission
3.8L 6-cylinder engine with 8-speed Automatic Transmission HTRAC AWD
No question that it's FWD. The designers have talked about having to adapt the concept car's proportions and design to a FWD layout and I think they did a pretty good job of that.
Yep. The real question here is whether Kia will make use of a RWD platform for a luxury SUV in the manner that Genesis has for the GV80.
I thought it’s a RWD for some reason.
The new headlamps on New jersey US 9 two lane twisty road near me looks like a continous band of ultra bright light at night, i can barely see the centerline of the road, its not there in spots. Unfortunately do to the development around this area I must use this road to get anywhere. Polarized headlights and windshilds might help. If illuminated dashboards were not so bright incandesant lights would be fine. In the 60s member being amazed how far I could see down the roads in my 1954 Plymouth. One would hope technology would make it easier to drive.
Definitely too much extraneous light inside cars today. And often automakers chose the wrong color of light.
At least some cars let you select different colors.
There is also the issue of lights along the roads from businesses that don't help with driver vision but do create lots of glare and shadows.
Simple mistake, no big deal.
A forward looking infrared radar (FLIR) or a thermal imaging night vision system would be a nice, albeit pricey, technological addition to a vehicle. I think you can buy them from a variety of sources, but none of them are that cheap from what I've seen (hundreds to thousands of $$$). I'd like to get something to help spot all the deer in my area, I dodge one or two pretty much every time I leave my neighborhood.
Add to that a heads up display, and while we're at it, a target acquisition and designation system (TADS).
Maybe what I really need is an Apache.
Some Cadillacs still have the Night Vision feature. This is from their website (it's the XT5):
Yep, and I think I’ve read that some higher end companies have this available as an option as well.
I’ve read these systems have had some difficulty in urban environments picking up targets like bike riders and such, but it’s a target rich environment. Out in the country, they work better because there’s less interference for the system. I think they’re a cool idea for cars, though still rather pricey for a lot of people. I think it’d be best with a HUD so you wouldn’t have to take your eyes off the road to look at a screen.
A company called FLIR (not very original, no? Lol) makes these types of cameras and systems for autonomous vehicles.
Advanced Driver Assist Systems | FLIR Systems (at https://www.flir.com/oem/adas/ )
Wow, that is MUCH better than the awful system I recall from the DeVille or DTS or whatever it was I drove when that system was new!
On WLJeep.org, it says now this:
Could it be no 3-row?
The last thing insiders said, WL will come in 2 versions. WL74 and WL75.
Man, I hope so. Lucy if you pull that darn football out from under me again I swear I’m gonna.....just buy something else.
Maybe the three row is going to be called something else?
I'd prefer that, but it would need different styling to help set it apart. I'm betting on something like Grand Cherokee XL.
I reiterate. How about making it look like a Jeep !