With technology becoming more in demand within the modern day, the Automotive Industry has recognised this and are looking to start introducing new technologies to their vehicles to improve safety and reduced collisions and revolutionise the industry.
All new cars in Europe will be fitted with speed limiters and other mandatory safety devices after 2022 following the approval of a European Transport Safety Council proposal. The Department for Transport say that the UK will follow suit even after its withdrawal from the EU. The mandatory speed limiter will come with several other compulsory safety tech features including data loggers, autonomous emergency braking systems, lane keep assist, driver fatigue detection systems.
Dubbed Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), the limiters will use GPS data to determine the speed limit of the road a vehicle is travelling on. Engine power will then be restricted to match this, preventing the car from exceeding the speed limit.
The difference between the speed limiters available on cars currently and the new system, is the current systems can be overridden by a sharp push on the throttle. However, according to the ETSC the difference lies with, "If the driver continues to drive above the speed limit for several seconds, the system should sound a warning for a few seconds and display a visual warning until the vehicle is operating at or below the speed limit again".
The ETSC says that the speed limiters will cut collisions by 30 percent and save as many as 25,000 lives within 15 years of them being made compulsory.
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