Europe: all new cars will be equipped with a speed limiterMarch 2, 2019
The European Parliament adopted a new law, according to which all new cars must be equipped with an intelligent speed control system. “This law is an important step forward in ensuring road safety in Europe and could save 25,000 lives within 15 years after it entered into force,” said Antonio Avenozo, Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council.
The technology already exists on the market. It uses GPS and cameras for dynamic speed control. It is assumed that drivers will be able to turn off the system for a short time by pressing the accelerator pedal a little harder. This will trigger audible and visual warnings.
Drivers can briefly turn off the system by pressing the accelerator pedal harder, providing a safer passage, although the audible and visual alarms start to activate if the speeding is exceeded within a few seconds.
Other security technologies provided by the new legislation include the presence of the DVR and the system of recognition of pedestrians and cyclists.
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