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Community => Simutrans Help Center => Topic started by: Mishasama on December 27, 2020, 07:59:31 AM

Title: How to let the car behind overtake?
Post by: Mishasama on December 27, 2020, 07:59:31 AM
I've seen overtaking before, but I don't know what to do to make it happen.
Title: Re: How to let the car behind overtake?
Post by: prissi on December 27, 2020, 12:06:20 PM
You need a straight road, no crossing, no curves and some difference in maximum speed between two cars. Then it will happen.
Title: Re: How to let the car behind overtake?
Post by: Mishasama on December 29, 2020, 06:20:50 AM
You need a straight road, no crossing, no curves and some difference in maximum speed between two cars. Then it will happen.
But on my side, it always stops to wait, not overtaking.
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How many tiles is the shortest way to overtake?
Title: Re: How to let the car behind overtake?
Post by: prissi on December 29, 2020, 01:13:22 PM
This depends very much on the speed difference. In you case with early vehicles and small differences, you may easily need 10 tiles or more. Also the road limit the speed, so it may never enough difference to overtake.
Title: Re: How to let the car behind overtake?
Post by: ampersand on December 29, 2020, 04:45:37 PM
I have never observed overtaking in the city.

I have only noticed it on straight highways, only when there was no incoming traffic. It was done only by fast post-war buses. (must have been demobilized drivers) .
Title: Re: How to let the car behind overtake?
Post by: Mishasama on December 29, 2020, 06:12:44 PM
This depends very much on the speed difference. In you case with early vehicles and small differences, you may easily need 10 tiles or more. Also the road limit the speed, so it may never enough difference to overtake.
Is there possible to use a sign to make a road change to two-lane?
It's too waste if one-way lane can't use the lane on the other side.

Or maybe we should let the front car to slow down to let behind to overtaking?
Title: Re: How to let the car behind overtake?
Post by: Isaac Eiland-Hall on December 30, 2020, 01:51:50 AM
Is there possible to use a sign to make a road change to two-lane?

No, this is not possible.

Overtaking itself was added as a nice little feature a few years ago, but it is not high priority. What method would a vehicle use to decide to slow down? Vehicles should run at the fastest possible speed. If another vehicle can overtake, great. If not, oh well.