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 downI think this part of it might be a good idea..
sheep snorter: 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.
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.
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...
Dinki: Once they perfect self driving cars this will be pretty standard.
06Wahoo: 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.Please tell me you are joking. There have been a few instances where driving faster would be the only way to get out of a bad situation. For example, if you are next to a truck that is trying to change lanes into you and the guy behind you isn't slowing down at all (either there is no lane next to you or there is a car there as well). Speeding up may be the only way to avoid an accident.
Enemabag Jones: Why is this not a good thing.Think about the wonderful chaos that could be caused by a set of radio hackers around financial and government centers. It couldn't last too long.\My point is throwing around technology without understanding the downsides is not always a good thing and it would be very easy to prove.Luddites exist for a reason, and some may actually understand technology.
studs up: GORDON: 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.I see statists everywhere. They don't even know they're statists...
freak7: flucto: I will revel in your frustration as you wait forever.Keep thinking that.
freak7: Keep thinking that.
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.
Marcus Aurelius: We don't even have self-driving trains yet, so I wouldn't hold my breath.
Somacandra: I think this part of it might be a good idea..
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.
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.
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?
freak7: Can't wait for it to be used in the USA.
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