- about a year ago
This simulator is almost too good to be real. Very precise, good graphics and a lot of useful info in a tiny piece of software (takes less than 4MB on my HDD as I can see).
That's superbe programming, in my opinion, excellent job and thank you for sharing this with us!
If I compare this simulator with real-life, it's damn good. While the "Bird's-eye view" gives a deep view of mechanics , I found that using the mirrors produces the most realistic experience. This can be combined with the "Observer view" - like you go out from the car and inspect the situation (like the name suggests).
The mirrors are quite big and in the form of rectangles - I was a bit confused at the beginning, it's like you're standing near to the car and guiding someone else. Anyway, if I imagine myself sitting into the driver seat and looking in those rectangles which are actually mirrors , suddenly everything makes sense.
While the concept of reversing is always the same (though it depends on some factors, like the length of the axle and the placement of the wheels on the trailer) I found the simulator useful to experiment new situations, more aggressive angles which I wouldn't dare to reproduce in real life (or it want's the case). In this way, I better understood the idea of the compensation factor, anticipation.
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