In the EU, from 2022 on, all new cars sold must be equipped with modern safety functionalities including a speed limiter that makes it inconceivable to go above the speed limit.
As of three years from now, The European Union has projected new safety guidelines that will see vehicles installed with an Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA). That anti-speeding mechanism will utilize GPS to determine how fast you’re permitted to go and then maintain your vehicle at that speed, but not a mph more.
The latest piece of legislation too includes- but is not limited to – new prerequisites for crash testing, and mandated driver assistance units such as Automated Emergency Braking with cyclist and pedestrian detection, in addition to systems that hold the car in lane.
The decrees too ensure that vans and lorries will have new criterion to meet in reference to vision. That’s geared at ceasing situations in which the operators of larger vehicles can’t see other road pedestrians or users.
Joshua Harris, the Brake campaign director, stated: “This is a landmark day for road safety. These measures will provide the biggest leap forward for road safety this century, perhaps even since the introduction of the seat belt. The Government must commit to adopting these lifesaving regulations, no matter what happens with Brexit, with a recent Brake and Direct Line report finding that nine in 10 UK drivers wanted car safety standards in the UK to remain at least as high as those in the EU, post-Brexit.”
Edmund King, president of the Automotive Association (AA), disagrees with the anti-speeding innovation. “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.”
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