Strange things appear on AI trucks and trailers [NOT A BUG]

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Strange things appear on AI trucks and trailers [NOT A BUG]

#1 Post by Lexx » 13 Mar 2016 01:14

I don't even know what it is that I see when I'm driving behind an AI truck, so I'm just gonna show you with these screenshots. Screenshots were taken at night but I've seen these things at daytime as well. And no, it's not because of a mod. I saw them a few times in v1.0 long before I start putting any mods in the mod folder but I thought this bug has been fixed. Until now. Which is why I'm reporting it now. It's strange that those... edges... or whatever they are - they don't appear every time on every truck or trailer. Only sometimes. And sometimes they can bee seen on your own truck while it's in the upgrade shop and you're rotating the camera. Unfortunately idk what causes them to appear, otherwise I would add steps to reproduce.

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Re: Strange things appear on AI trucks and trailers

#2 Post by Smarty » 13 Mar 2016 02:04

That would be retroreflective conspicuity tape (eg 3M Reflexite), as required on all equipment wider than 80" and/or over 10,000lb manufactured after 1993 in the US and Canada under FMVSS/CMVSS 108. I would consider its absence to be a bug.

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http://www.alea.gov/Documents/Documents ... ements.pdf
http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/standar ... Mpstr.html (USA, truck/bus)
http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/standar ... rpstr.html (USA, trailer)
https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehiclesa ... nu-175.htm (Canada, truck/bus)
https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehiclesa ... _e-414.htm (Canada, trailer)
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Re: Strange things appear on AI trucks and trailers

#3 Post by Lexx » 13 Mar 2016 11:23

Hm, I've never seen such a tape on trucks in Europe, so I didn't know about that requirement. When I see what you claim to be a reflective tape, it looks like a bug of the point where the three dimensions of a cube intersect with the 3rd dimension missing. Which is why I thought it was a graphics problem to report.
I Googled that tape to see what it is and if that thing is intended to be a reflective tape, then they should put more of it on trailers and trucks and make it appear always, not just sometimes. At least, judging by the pictures of real trucks I found, it reflects even the dimmest light, making the truck look like a Christmas tree.

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Re: Strange things appear on AI trucks and trailers

#4 Post by rocknrollDaVE » 14 Mar 2016 04:35

i agree. the lack of reflective tape on the trucks and trailers would be a bug
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Re: Strange things appear on AI trucks and trailers

#5 Post by Loutis » 14 Mar 2016 08:43

You are correct, they should be there and lack of them is considered a bug (not a firefly though, just a regular bug), if you happen to find some trailers with missing reflective elements please screen them and report them (so we know what kind of trailer it is), we will take care of it.
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