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The EU is poised to control the speed of every *new car on the road, via its onboard GPS and electronics. Will this be imported into America? (Keep your old cars!)
The same software — and hardware — that probably two-thirds of all new cars sold here already have — merely awaiting activation.
Helpful, convenient GPS mapping — so much easier than having to read and handle a paper map, as people used to.
Helpful, convenient “driver assists” — such as the little cameras that enable your car to automatically brake itself when those electronic eyes see another car up ahead, moving more slowly than your car. These cameras also see — and know, via the GPS mapping data, updated regularly — what the speed limit is on every road you drive.
And the car knows exactly how fast you are driving, in real time — all the time.
See the helpful little icon on the touchscreen? The one that looks just like a speed limit sign? Watch it change from 45 to 35, as the speed limit on the road you’re driving on changes. Now watch as it turns angry red, to warn you that you are driving faster — even if only by 1 MPH — than the posted speed limit.
originally posted by: a325nt
Posted a few days ago.
Some newer cars do have it, and will use it when a set of collision sensors malfunction.
75 to zero in seconds in the highway without the driver knowing what's going on- what could possibly go wrong?
originally posted by: Mandroid7
Hopefully it's harder to hack than unplugging the antenna in my Chevy.
Oh, and the steering wheel angle sensor tied into the deadly stabilitrak system that steers you into the ditch, or oncoming traffic when it rains, or gov motors decides to kill you via traffic crash.
originally posted by: crayzeed
They voiced something similar in the UK 30 or 40 years ago. They wanted to use the outside lane of the motorways for fast luxury cars only. Now really think about it, it will only be us peons who get restricted cars, the elites will be able to flash by us in their unrestricted cars.
Think about police chases. All cars restricted to, say, 50 MPH, how could police catch you if they have the same limiter on? Ergo, the police wont have restricted cars.