UK Vehicles Could Get Mandatory Speed Limiters

Posted: Sep 16 2008, 6:59am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 10:34am CDT, in Cars & Vehicles


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According to Tech Radar, drivers in the UK could possibly be required to fit mandatory speed limiter to their vehicles. A governmental trial of the technology proved successful. The Department of Transport is now looking to work with insurance companies, vehicle makers, and local authorities to consider the steps needed for future availability of the tech.

The trial used Intelligent Speed Adaptation, which is an in car system that reduces speed in three ways. Depending on the speed limit for the road, the system the system would first warn the driver.

If the driver didn’t slow down, it could apply the brakes, but could be overridden. When the system is mandatory, the brake portion couldn't be overridden. Seems that could be a big issue if you are trying to pass and an oncoming vehicle is suddenly in the way.

Via TechRadar

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