Provisional regulations have been approved by MEPs that could see thousands of lives saved by the change. It has been suggested the systems will work using speed sign recognition and GPS data to work out how fast drivers should be going. While many will likely be happy to stick to the speed limits, it seems those who like to race down the motorway will still be able to do so.
The Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) will allow people to push through the limit by pressing hard on the accelerator, but this will not come without warning.
It is expected that the proposals will have no trouble getting approved after the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) raised similar issues.
One suggestion to the ETSC has been to use sound or flashes of light to interrupt your journey if you spend an extended amount of time above the ISA limit.
It will be like you’ve left your lights on for the entirety of a long drive.
The ETSC estimates around 25,000 lives could be saved in the 15 years following this system.
Many may be asking that, with Brexit set to happen this year, this may not apply to us anyway.
However, the UK Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) has said it plans to go through with the limiters, along with other mandatory safety systems, regardless of Brexit negotiations.
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