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Overtaking settings too conservative?
« on: December 27, 2013, 12:57:11 PM »
I am not quite sure whether this is the correct place to post this - my apologies if not. In this discussion relating to Experimental, the issue is raised relating to road vehicles being unable to overtake a succession of two slower road vehicles, although they can overtake a single one. I am not currently in a position to test that effectively as I am away from home, but this seems to accord with what I recall. The overtaking code in Experimental is largely the same as in Standard. Are the settings too conservative, I wonder? Overtaking here seems perhaps more difficult than necessary, although I appreciate that overtaking is not an easy topic.

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Re: Overtaking settings too conservative?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 01:13:53 PM »
Not sure it's a question of being too conservative - the code checks to see whether there is a straight ahead with no junctions and whether vehicle can overtake before end of straight. This means there's situations where vehicles can't be overtaken but this is quite common in real life too.

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Re: Overtaking settings too conservative?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 01:24:08 PM »
maybe allow double overtaking or periodically force slow vehicles to pull over?

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Re: Overtaking settings too conservative?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2013, 01:36:43 PM »
Hmm - or perhaps allow overtaking on corners?

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Re: Overtaking settings too conservative?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2013, 02:19:44 PM »
Hmm - or perhaps allow overtaking on corners?

I think that would look strange, especially in urban areas or in forests. Even if not strictly illegal in real life, it is discouraged.

Does overtaking in Simutrans even consider more than one vehicle?

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Re: Overtaking settings too conservative?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2013, 04:12:34 PM »

Speaking of that
Would be nice if overtaking will work here... :thumbsup:







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Re: Overtaking settings too conservative?
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2013, 05:14:59 PM »
Hmm - or perhaps allow overtaking on corners?

I think I've seen vehicles do that actually.
It takes a gentle curve and not a 90deg for that to happen, however.

Speaking of that
Would be nice if overtaking will work here... :thumbsup:


It is possible, but the bus stop needs to be on a straight and not directly in front of an intersection.

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Re: Overtaking settings too conservative?
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2013, 07:36:27 PM »
Intersections on the normal driving side (I.e. Right for right hand drive and left for left hand drive) could allow overtaking, especially if the spur has lower speed limit (in this case vehicles coming from the low speed spur should also yield, but this is another request).


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