No more speeding! EU orders that all new cars will be fitted with mandatory technology that will force you stick to EVERY speed limit from 2022

All new cars will be fitted with speed limiters from 2022 under tough EU safety rules. 
The Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) black boxes will use GPS to work out what the speed limit is and will then ensure the car doesn't break it.   
New models will need to have an ISA fitted as standard within three years after the European Commission approved the legislation.   
This will include cars in Britain even if Brexit happens because the UK’s Vehicle Certification Agency said it will still mirror the EU rules. 
The bill includes a raft of new safety measures that are now subject to the formal approval of the European Parliament and EU member states in September. 
Cars will be have to be equipped with safety systems such as data loggers, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, driver fatigue detection and reversing cameras or sensors.
All new models will need to have pre-wiring for alcohol interlocks to allow for the retrofit of in-car breathalysers for previously convicted drink drivers. 
ISA technology works in conjunction with traffic-sign-recognition cameras and GPS data to determine the speed limit on the road the vehicle is being driven. 
The system can then automatically adjust the restricted top speed by limiting the engine power.   
However, drivers should be able to override the system by pushing hard on the throttle - just in case they're overtaking another motorist who has decided to put their foot down.      
The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) called for all cars to have a switch to turn the ISA on or off, though each time a vehicle is started the feature will automatically be active. 
It will instantly tell the driver to reduce their speed when they're breaking the law. 
If the driver continues to drive above the speed limit for several seconds, the system should sound an alert for a few seconds and display a visual warning until the vehicle is operating at or below the speed limit again, the transport safety council said.    
The council is likely to push for there to be no off switch for the limiters once motorists have become accustomed to the systems. 
The legislation is due to come into effect from May 2022 for models that have not yet been approved for production and May 2024 for new cars currently for sale.
The council has been pushing for the introduction of speed limiting technology, claiming it will help to curb road fatalities across the continent. 
According to its estimations, limiters will be able to cut traffic collisions by 30 per cent, potentially saving up to 25,000 lives in the first 15 years of them being mandatory. 
The news follows Volvo's decision at the beginning of March to restrict the top speed of all its new cars to 112mph from 2020 in an effort to eradicate all road deaths in its vehicles from 2020.
The Swedish brand will also install cameras in its cars from the early 2020s to monitor if drivers are drowsy or drunk - and bring the vehicle to a stop if this is the case. 
The measures are subject to the formal approval of the European Parliament and EU member states in September.
And Brexit is unlikely to save UK motorists from the arrival of these limiters. 
That's because car manufacturers are not expected to approve models separately for the UK market and the UK's Vehicle Certification Agency - the designated Approval Authority and Technical Service for vehicles in the UK - has previously said it intends to mirror EU rules post-Brexit no matter the outcome. 
Commenting on the provisional deal, Antonio Avenoso, executive director of the ETSC said: 'There have only been a handful of moments in the last fifty years which could be described as big leaps forward for road safety in Europe. 
The mandatory introduction of the seat belt was one, and the first EU minimum crash safety standards, agreed in 1998 was another. 
'If last night's agreement is given the formal green light, it will represent another of those moments, preventing 25,000 deaths within 15 years of coming into force.' 
AA president Edmund King supported the introduction of the new safety measures but told Mail Online that motorists should be able to modulate their own speed. 
'There is no doubt that new in-car technology can save lives and there is a good case for autonomous emergency braking to be fitted in all cars,' he told us.
'When it comes to Intelligent Speed Adaptation the case is not so clear. The best speed limiter is the driver’s right foot and the driver should use it to do the right speed in the right situation. 
'The right speed is often below the speed limit, for example, outside a school with children around, but with ISA there may be a temptation to go at the top speed allowed which may not be appropriate.
'Sometimes a little speed also helps to keep safe on the road, for example, overtaking a tractor on a country road or joining a motorway.
'Dodgem cars are fitted with speed limiters but they still seem to crash.'

Nine safety features to be mandatory in vehicles from 2022 

Intelligent Speed Assistance
Reversing cameras or parking sensors
Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB)
Event data recorder
Drowsiness and distraction monitors
Lane-keep assist
Improved seatbelts
Safety glass to protect cyclists and pedestrians
Improved direct vision for trucks 
No more speeding! EU orders that all new cars will be fitted with mandatory technology that will force you stick to EVERY speed limit from 2022 No more speeding! EU orders that all new cars will be fitted with mandatory technology that will force you stick to EVERY speed limit from 2022 Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 11:23 Rating: 5

10 comments:

  1. I am really for that to starve the beast. no speeding tickets will bankrupt them. also I like the breathalyzer built in when you start the car. billions will be lost to cops towns lawyers and insurance companies

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  2. what about the autobahn, where there is no speed limit.

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  3. I would imagine people will want to keep their cars built pre-regulations longer. This might hurt new car sales.

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  4. Limit their cars to 112 MPH??? Huh? Who the hell can drive over 80 nowadays with all the traffic....? Oh I forgot .....it's the EU...

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  5. They're not thinking straight......as usual.....

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  6. So the Fascist European States will force people to go the speed limit. How long before the first lawsuit against this insanity. I can think of a few scenerios that require you to break the speed limit. What if you have to get someone to the hospital that is having a heart attack, or getting ready to deliver a kid. Do ambulances get these devices? What if you see someone drive off with half your shit. You're going to wanna chase them. See where they go. Cops won't do shit about it. What if someone couldn't speed a little to avoid a accident. Someone could get t-boned. What if you're late for work and you have a important job to do, like performing surgery.

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  7. Do ya think? OF COURSE....who wants their new Ferrari or Maserati ratcheted down to 70MPH?

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  8. Excellent, take away the control of a vehicle at the precise moment you need to accelerate out of a dangerous situation. One small step for repressive government, one giant leap for totalitarian control.

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  9. My twenty year old Saab will probably outlast me and a repaint in ten years time would be far cheaper than a new high tech tin box with built in spying capability.

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  10. These sorts of regulations are precisely why self-driving technology is being developed by companies like Tesla, Google, and Apple. Naturally, everyone who stills wants to drive their own vehicle will be permitted to do so (for now), but their insurance premiums "may see a small increase". The promise of a little temporary safety has ALWAYS been the favorite excuse to take away individual freedoms.

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