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(Daily Mail)   EU may require cars to read road signs and prevent drivers from exceeding speed limits. Suddenly spray painting a 3 into an 8 seems a lot more clever   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 100
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2013-09-01 11:27:51 AM
Ideas this bad? You deserve the consequences if you go through with it. Gimp all the cars and watch nobody drive a legal car ever again.
 
2013-09-01 11:31:44 AM
Once they perfect self driving cars this will be pretty standard.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-09-01 11:42:18 AM
There are already insurance companies that give a discount for putting a GPS monitor in your car that tells them how fast you drive.

it would be a disaster for some small towns that depend on speed trap revenue though.
 
2013-09-01 11:47:29 AM
So the police in small towns would have to figure out a new way to shake down out of towners than a speed trap where it instantly drops from 55 to 35?  I wonder just how the police are going to spin this once they realize that they can no longer write speeding tickets if this goes through?

/ironically enough I was listening to Moving Pictures this morning & Red Barchetta was playing when I read this
//it would be kind of funny watching a place where the speed did drop 20mph instantly & watching all the cars slam on their brakes.  Can you sue the .gov for whiplash?
 
2013-09-01 11:55:19 AM
FTFA: It then deploys one of three controls to slow drivers: 'advice', in which the motorist is simply notified of the speed limit by an alarm, giving them the opportunity to slow down

I think this part of it might be a good idea..
 
2013-09-01 11:57:16 AM
This sounds completely retarded.
 
2013-09-01 11:59:29 AM

Dinki: Once they perfect self driving cars this will be pretty standard.


We don't even have self-driving trains yet, so I wouldn't hold my breath.
 
2013-09-01 12:01:24 PM

Somacandra: FTFA: It then deploys one of three controls to slow drivers: 'advice', in which the motorist is simply notified of the speed limit by an alarm, giving them the opportunity to slow down

I think this part of it might be a good idea..


No because if a system like this can be abused by the .gov, eventually it will be abused by the .gov

While the switch may start out in the 'advice' position, within a few years it will  be mandated to be in the ... er.'mandatory' position.

All 'for the children' of course.....
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-01 12:04:56 PM
There are already insurance companies that give a discount for putting a GPS monitor in your car that tells them how fast you drive.

One of the companies doesn't care how fast you drive. The tattletale box is telling them how hard you brake. Hard braking is more likely to mean "not paying attention to driving" than "likes to slow at the last moment on approach to a loop ramp."
 
2013-09-01 12:08:45 PM
Can it also FORCE people to do the max speed in the left lane?
 
2013-09-01 12:09:24 PM
This will never take off in the US. Why? Because police departments around the country depend too much on the revenue from people who speed.
 
2013-09-01 12:34:16 PM
This is a violation of their first amendment rights.
 
2013-09-01 12:38:46 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Dinki: Once they perfect self driving cars this will be pretty standard.

We don't even have self-driving trains yet, so I wouldn't hold my breath.


Last time I was on a train in Vancouver I sat right at the front, and I sure as hell wasn't driving...
 
2013-09-01 12:39:55 PM

Recoil Therapy: So the police in small towns would have to figure out a new way to shake down out of towners than a speed trap where it instantly drops from 55 to 35?  I wonder just how the police are going to spin this once they realize that they can no longer write speeding tickets if this goes through?

/ironically enough I was listening to Moving Pictures this morning & Red Barchetta was playing when I read this
//it would be kind of funny watching a place where the speed did drop 20mph instantly & watching all the cars slam on their brakes.  Can you sue the .gov for whiplash?


They'll just write tickets for tailgaiting, improper signalling etc etc.
 
2013-09-01 12:45:57 PM

Flint Ironstag: Marcus Aurelius: Dinki: Once they perfect self driving cars this will be pretty standard.

We don't even have self-driving trains yet, so I wouldn't hold my breath.

Last time I was on a train in Vancouver I sat right at the front, and I sure as hell wasn't driving...


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2013-09-01 12:59:30 PM
I saw this coming 20 years ago and think it's a great idea.  Can't wait for it to be used in the USA.
 
2013-09-01 12:59:37 PM
So I guess passing would be out of the question.
 
2013-09-01 01:00:23 PM

kxs401: This is a violation of their first amendment rights.


LOL what?
 
2013-09-01 01:00:43 PM

freak7: Can't wait for it to be used in the USA.


I will revel in your frustration as you wait forever.
 
2013-09-01 01:02:07 PM

Recoil Therapy: So the police in small towns would have to figure out a new way to shake down out of towners than a speed trap where it instantly drops from 55 to 35?  I wonder just how the police are going to spin this once they realize that they can no longer write speeding tickets if this goes through?

/ironically enough I was listening to Moving Pictures this morning & Red Barchetta was playing when I read this
//it would be kind of funny watching a place where the speed did drop 20mph instantly & watching all the cars slam on their brakes.  Can you sue the .gov for whiplash?


Once they can no longer bust people for pot possession and sell all their assets at auction, cops are going to be stepping up ticketing of speeders to make up for budget shortfalls.  And, their aint shiat you can do about it when municipalities make it more expensive to contest it in court than to just pay the ticket.

USA!
 
2013-09-01 01:04:26 PM
Lets put a "1" in front of the 55. GENIUS????
 
2013-09-01 01:04:51 PM
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2013-09-01 01:05:14 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Dinki: Once they perfect self driving cars this will be pretty standard.

We don't even have self-driving trains yet, so I wouldn't hold my breath.


Vancouver's automated Skytrain system begs to differ.
 
2013-09-01 01:06:40 PM

flucto: I will revel in your frustration as you wait forever.


Keep thinking that.
 
2013-09-01 01:07:53 PM
Seems to me this would be easily defeated by a piece of tape that prevents it from seeing any speed limit signs.
 
2013-09-01 01:10:03 PM
came for the Rush reference...leaving disappointed.

/feeling old
 
2013-09-01 01:10:23 PM
Ah, so a reverse Toyota.  What could possibly go wrong?
 
2013-09-01 01:19:47 PM
Why have cars read signs? Google maps already knows the speed limit on every road in the world, so how cannot the cars of tomorrow simply maintain the speed limit, since they will always know where they are anyway?
 
2013-09-01 01:21:25 PM
Ah Europe. Lets put a GPS unit in every vehicle(in transport trucks now) to charge a road toll via where you drive. But comes with some basic privacy laws to prevent scraping all that data.

In North America, lets put in a GPS unit for tolls and scrape the f*ck out of that data for profit and long term tracking by the police for that one time you chopped up that hooker who was already dead on the side of the road and the dent on your car came from them damn kids and their dog.

/Interesting fact: A proper enforcement on speed zone changes, results in the area 300 feet on either side of the speed change sign to be a non-enforceable zone.
//disclaimer: 'reasonable speed'(accelerate or decelerate zone). At the school zone sign, you'd better be at the slower speed instantly due to its short distance of slowness along with stupid young roadmeat who rely on signs to keep them safe instead of knowledge and opening their f*cking eyes for once.
 
2013-09-01 01:22:15 PM

XMark: Marcus Aurelius: Dinki: Once they perfect self driving cars this will be pretty standard.

We don't even have self-driving trains yet, so I wouldn't hold my breath.

Vancouver's automated Skytrain system begs to differ.


Likewise for the DLR, Victoria Line and Jubilee Line in London, with the Victoria Line having been automatic since it opened in 1968.
 
2013-09-01 01:22:38 PM
I think it's terrible that the government is infringing upon my right to break the law. Truly this is fascism in its most advanced stages.
 
2013-09-01 01:24:08 PM

mister aj: I think it's terrible that the government is infringing upon my right to break the law. Truly this is fascism in its most advanced stages.


Never had to get your wife to the hospital quick to have a baby have you?
 
2013-09-01 01:24:27 PM

Dinki: Once they perfect self driving cars this will be pretty standard.

Came to say this.  Don't put a bandage over the situation, fix the problem in its entirety.

kxs401: This is a violation of their first amendment rights.

You little scoundrel, you.

lifeboat: Ah, so a reverse Toyota.  What could possibly go wrong?

It never accelerates, ever.
 
2013-09-01 01:25:29 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Dinki: Once they perfect self driving cars this will be pretty standard.

We don't even have self-driving trains yet, so I wouldn't hold my breath.


ORLY ?
 
2013-09-01 01:28:20 PM

mister aj: I think it's terrible that the government is infringing upon my right to break the law. Truly this is fascism in its most advanced stages.


Boot licker spotted.
 
2013-09-01 01:30:23 PM

Dinki: Once they perfect self driving cars this will be pretty standard.


If cars get smart enough to drive themselves and are connected to a network that manages traffic, we'll all be able to travel at speeds much higher than the current speed limits.

Somacandra: I think this part of it might be a good idea..


You can already set most GPS units to do this.

freak7: I saw this coming 20 years ago and think it's a great idea.  Can't wait for it to be used in the USA.


I saw something very much like this idea floated on a TV show over 20 years ago, and it didn't happen.  You're in for a long wait.
 
2013-09-01 01:33:08 PM
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2013-09-01 01:36:20 PM
I have an idea.  Let's point the camera at the driver to watch for texting/reading/internet browsing.  If phone use is detected, launch the dickhead out of the car via ejection seat.

mister aj: I think it's terrible that the government is infringing upon my right to break the law. Truly this is fascism in its most advanced stages.


Stop typing.  You should be using both hands to jerk the next two cops waiting in line, instead of just sucking them off one at a time.
 
2013-09-01 01:38:02 PM

worlddan: came for the Rush reference...leaving disappointed.

/feeling old


Try again....

/feels old as well
 
2013-09-01 01:43:20 PM
My GPS already reminds me when I'm more than 12 over the limit.  It's pretty nice except when the GPS has the wrong info for road speed.  What would be really nice is if the GPS would warn me ahead of time when the limit goes from 55 to 35 just outside some little rural town because they get pissed off when I cruise through at 64 mph.
 
2013-09-01 01:43:32 PM

Marcus Aurelius: We don't even have self-driving trains yet, so I wouldn't hold my breath.

Lots of radio controlled Santa Fe diesels in the Alameda yard in SoCal.
 
2013-09-01 01:47:26 PM

Mr. Eugenides: My GPS already reminds me when I'm more than 12 over the limit.  It's pretty nice except when the GPS has the wrong info for road speed.  What would be really nice is if the GPS would warn me ahead of time when the limit goes from 55 to 35 just outside some little rural town because they get pissed off when I cruise through at 64 mph.


Try downloading Waze on your phone, if your phone has GPS capability.
 
2013-09-01 01:48:18 PM

Recoil Therapy: Somacandra: FTFA: It then deploys one of three controls to slow drivers: 'advice', in which the motorist is simply notified of the speed limit by an alarm, giving them the opportunity to slow down

I think this part of it might be a good idea..

No because if a system like this can be abused by the .gov, eventually it will be abused by the .gov

While the switch may start out in the 'advice' position, within a few years it will  be mandated to be in the ... er.'mandatory' position.

All 'for the children' of course.....


It's a good idea to consider how the government could abuse this, and get the laws done right the first time around.

Why anyone would be against cars that refuses to let people drive drunk, massively abuse speed limits or drive into other vehicles is beyond me though. Sure, the usual clowns in the UK is against it because "big brother", but they're probably unable to qualify why exactly these measures are a bad idea (hopefully we'll see Scotland gain independence, and England leaving the EU. Imagine the bliss...).
 
2013-09-01 01:48:32 PM

freak7: Keep thinking that.


Excellent. Your misplaced optimism is already eating away at you.
 
2013-09-01 01:50:27 PM

Z-clipped: I have an idea. Let's point the camera at the driver to watch for texting/reading/internet browsing. If phone use is detected, launch the dickhead out of the car via ejection seat.


hey now...this idea has legs!  I like it
 
2013-09-01 01:54:02 PM

iron de havilland: Marcus Aurelius: Dinki: Once they perfect self driving cars this will be pretty standard.

We don't even have self-driving trains yet, so I wouldn't hold my breath.

ORLY ?


I didn't think the list was that large!  I only knew about five or six.
 
2013-09-01 01:54:32 PM

freak7: flucto: I will revel in your frustration as you wait forever.

Keep thinking that.


You are getting all sorts of bites today. Commercial trolling is restricted in these waters.
 
2013-09-01 01:57:11 PM
Ever notice how many car are involved in crashes in NASCAR restrictor plate races?

The ability to SPEED UP to avoid danger is pretty important.
 
2013-09-01 01:58:34 PM
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The late 70s.
 
2013-09-01 01:58:49 PM

Weng: Seems to me this would be easily defeated by a piece of tape that prevents it from seeing any speed limit signs.


Unless the camera includes a basic photo cell that automatically locks breaks until it detects some light.
 
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