[Tagging] Current status of the key smoothness=*

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 09:40:52 UTC 2015

2015-03-12 7:24 GMT+01:00 Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com>:

> That is a very complex question. You may add bicycle to the vehicles too.
> Animals and humans .. too?
> Soft surfaces may not support the vehicle weight (given a tyre size and
> number).
> Slippery surfaces may no provide enough traction.
> Rough surfaces may though a vehicle off the require path.
> Very rough surfaces may require lots of ground clearance. This might be
> combined with the above 'rough surface'?

+1, an (almost) perfectly smooth surface will likely require low speed
because it will be very slippery, a (theoretical) perfectly smooth surface
will be unpassable (no traction). These conditions do not typically occur
on roads though, save for ice roads ;-)

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