Location-based Speed Limits Coming To London

Posted: May 14 2009, 7:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 2:22pm CDT , in Other Stuff


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Location-based Speed limits coming to London

If it's not speed bumps trying to slow us down on our city streets than it's speed camera's. But now there is a new kid on the block which will stop our speeding all together.

London this summer is trialing the new Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) technology in a number of vehicles on all roads inside the M25 and if successful it could spell the end of breaking the speed limit for good.The system is GPS based and uses a 'speed map' of London. It knows the exact speed limit of every major and side road in the capital. If you start driving above the limit the speed will automatically drop to within the set road's limit. There are two ways at looking at this:

1. It should save more lives of people involved in road traffic accidents and should prevent traffic jams caused by late breaking.
2. Big Brother is watching you. The system could be used to track your every driving movement and keep a record of where you have been.

The devices will be installed in a fleet of 20 vehicles, a bus and a taxi this summer, with normal drivers being offered the option next year. If it helps cut insurance premiums then it may be more favourable.

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