All new cars in Europe will be equipped with speed limiters.April 1, 2019
Changes regarding the forced speed limit are planned to be introduced starting in 2022. It is reported that the new standards will help reduce the number of collisions by 30% and will be able to save up to 25,000 lives over the next 15 years.
All new cars that will be sold in Europe will be equipped with electronic speed limiters and other mandatory safety devices after 2022. The bill must be approved by the European Vehicle Safety Council.
According to reports from the foreign edition of Evo, new cars will be equipped with Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), which will use GPS data and traffic sign recognition systems to limit the engine power of the car, and with it the speed of the car.
Like the speed limiters currently available on cars, the system can be turned off by sharply pressing the pedal. “If the driver continues driving at a speed that is higher than the speed set by the limiter within a few seconds, the system should give a warning within a few seconds and display a visual warning until the vehicle’s speed is reduced,” say representatives of the European Vehicle Safety Council ( ETSC).
The obligatory speed limiter will be supplied with a number of other mandatory safety equipment, including data loggers, autonomous emergency braking systems, a lane restraint system, and driver fatigue detection systems.
Representatives of the ETSC council say that the speed limiters will reduce the number of collisions by 30% and will be able to save up to 25,000 human lives within 15 years after their introduction.
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