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(TreeHugger)   Leave it to the European to install 'Intelligent Speed Assistance' in their cars to prevent drivers from speeding too fast   ( treehugger.com) divider line
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695 clicks; posted to Geek » on 05 Mar 2018 at 2:50 PM (40 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2018-03-05 10:35:50 AM  
I haven't been concerned with Big Brother reading my emails, monitoring my credit cards, or sleeping with my wife.

But controllng how fast I drive?  NOW they've gone too far!
 
2018-03-05 12:51:25 PM  
The government had better crack down on all those speeders.  Except me, I totally have a legitimate reason to break the law, because I'm an excellent driver.
 
2018-03-05 01:36:29 PM  
speeding too fast?

There are other ways of speeding?
 
2018-03-05 02:53:36 PM  
So, do they also refer to it as a "guv'nor?"
 
2018-03-05 02:54:02 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: speeding too fast?

There are other ways of speeding?


If you're in front of me, and I'm speeding, you're clearly speeding too slowly.
 
2018-03-05 02:57:50 PM  
But in the US we set speed limits so speeding fines are a major source of municipal revenue.
Cops have a quota of tickets to write.

So this would slow all the traffic down 10 mph and bankrupt the cities.
 
2018-03-05 03:01:16 PM  
...and that's nice neutrally worded question in TFA:

Should all vehicles have Intelligent Speed Assistance?
Yes! It would save lives.
No, you are all a bunch of librul wusses. FREEDOM!
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2018-03-05 03:03:41 PM  
So, like what every OTR semi driver either has already or is going to have by 2020 (last estimate)?

After the initial grumbling most drivers and companies like it, less wear and tear on the vehicle, better mileage, fewer accidents...

I'm not seeing a problem here.
 
2018-03-05 03:05:10 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: But in the US we set speed limits so speeding fines are a major source of municipal revenue.
Cops have a quota of tickets to write.

So this would slow all the traffic down 10 mph and bankrupt the cities.


More true than anyone wants to admit. There are entire towns that would simply dry up & blow away if they couldn't keep their lucrative little speed traps...
 
2018-03-05 03:15:31 PM  
That's gonna cause fights. There is an expected 4mph over where I live on surface streets, and 9 on highways. People with cars that can't speed are gonna get the people with un-governed cars pissed off.
 
2018-03-05 03:16:36 PM  
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2018-03-05 03:19:50 PM  

FormlessOne: More true than anyone wants to admit. There are entire towns that would simply dry up & blow away if they couldn't keep their lucrative little speed traps...


It's not just little speed trap towns.
I just looked, Miami Dade County made $57 million in "Highway Safety Fees" LAST MONTH!
It's the forth ranked source of revenue for the county.
 
2018-03-05 03:29:02 PM  
Either I control my vehicle, or the car controls itself.

None of this half arsed rubbish where it just makes your drive take ages and on top make it really boring.

I either drive the car myself, or I sit back, watch a movie, and drink. Or sleep.

Nothing inbetween.

I especially will not sit there with my hands on the wheel of a self driving car...
 
2018-03-05 03:34:44 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: FormlessOne: More true than anyone wants to admit. There are entire towns that would simply dry up & blow away if they couldn't keep their lucrative little speed traps...

It's not just little speed trap towns.
I just looked, Miami Dade County made $57 million in "Highway Safety Fees" LAST MONTH!
It's the forth ranked source of revenue for the county.


With a $afety haul like that in 5 years they could pay off every state legislator and get anti gun laws passed.
 
2018-03-05 03:46:00 PM  
I was curious the other day so I checked the penalties for certain actions on UK motorways.

Speeding - 3 points, £100 fine
Not pulling back in after overtaking and blocking traffic even if that traffic wants to speed - 3 points, £100 fine
using a phone whilst driving - 3 points £100 fine

undertaking - not illegal, only advised against. Specifically, traffic in left-hand lanes may sometimes be moving faster than traffic to the right. In these conditions you may keep up with the traffic in your lane even if this means passing traffic in the lane to your right.

Rule 264 clearly states that all drivers must keep to the left-hand lane when not overtaking. This means all drivers of all vehicles should be in lane one unless they are passing slower vehicles.

So if there are cars in the outside lane slowly passing a vehicle in the middle lane (who is breaking the law by not being in the driving lane) the law states you should stay in the driving lane so as to not change lanes erratically, and keep up with the flow of traffic in your lane.

So when you see one of these speed restricted cars in lane three (or four) holding up all the traffic with a queue behind them because of some idiot who will not leave the middle lane, you can be reassured that just staying in the driving lane and getting past them is the least illegal thing going on on your stretch of road.
 
2018-03-05 03:56:44 PM  
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2018-03-05 04:02:59 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: FormlessOne: More true than anyone wants to admit. There are entire towns that would simply dry up & blow away if they couldn't keep their lucrative little speed traps...

It's not just little speed trap towns.  I just looked, Miami Dade County made $57 million in "Highway Safety Fees" LAST MONTH!It's the forth ranked source of revenue for the county.


If revenue from speeding is significantly reduced, expect police to start enforcing all of the other traffic laws that are unaffected.  Passing on the right, left lane campers, turn signal violations, following too close, failure to come to a complete stop, failure to yield to pedestrians, etc...

This might cause some blowback in little towns that mostly rely on out-of-towners, but the big cities will continue to pull in the gravy.
 
2018-03-05 04:19:54 PM  

Dinjiin: If revenue from speeding is significantly reduced, expect police to start enforcing all of the other traffic laws that are unaffected.  Passing on the right, left lane campers, turn signal violations, following too close, failure to come to a complete stop, failure to yield to pedestrians, etc...


Many places have already been targeting self-appointed Left Lane Rangers. The cops are sick of them as well, because they tend to contribute to accidents. Kind of like the cops near me suggested a bike "team" either take an alternate path, learn to stop at the stop signs in town, or get ticketed. That last one really pi$$ed off some of the smug bikers.

Of course one of the Left Lane Rangers barked about the speed limit when a police captain got on the local news channels telling people the left lane is for passing, among the other questions answered.
 
2018-03-05 04:32:00 PM  
"Leave it to the European to install 'Intelligent Speed Assistance' in their cars to prevent drivers from speeding too fast."

Silly tag?
In the USA we're trying to develop tech to ticket speeders that are risking the lives of other people, rather than prevent the risk in the first place, when we could have.
Cause it's not at all silly to allow us to just pay to risk other people's lives if we can afford it, and if you're poor you better just know your place and keep your fooking nose clean.
That's not silly, that's disgusting is what that is.
If we can prevent something bad like that from happening to our fellow humans, but just let it go on to make money off it instead, we totally suck.
 
2018-03-05 04:37:19 PM  
I'm investing in one of these if this becomes a thing.

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2018-03-05 04:42:52 PM  
Leave it to the European to install 'Intelligent Speed Assistance' in their cars to prevent drivers from speeding too fast.

Does subby not know that GM has been putting governors on their vehicles since the 90s?
 
2018-03-05 04:45:03 PM  

triptheory: Leave it to the European to install 'Intelligent Speed Assistance' in their cars to prevent drivers from speeding too fast.

Does subby not know that GM has been putting governors on their vehicles since the 90s?


Sheer lack of power and crappy aerodynamics don't count.
 
2018-03-05 04:51:31 PM  

dj495ufj3: triptheory: Leave it to the European to install 'Intelligent Speed Assistance' in their cars to prevent drivers from speeding too fast.

Does subby not know that GM has been putting governors on their vehicles since the 90s?

Sheer lack of power and crappy aerodynamics don't count.


How long has the BMW M3 been "electronically limited" (as Clarkson would say) to 155 or so MPH in Germany?
 
2018-03-05 04:51:57 PM  

dj495ufj3: triptheory: Leave it to the European to install 'Intelligent Speed Assistance' in their cars to prevent drivers from speeding too fast.

Does subby not know that GM has been putting governors on their vehicles since the 90s?

Sheer lack of power and crappy aerodynamics don't count.


The 94 Beretta Z26 that I owned during college had enough power to cause quite a bit of torque steer (I understand that this isn't the greatest argument against your point. Piss poor engineering at best)
Of course, the damn thing would fall apart if you looked at it the wrong way, but power wasn't the issue. I hated that car.
 
2018-03-05 05:09:55 PM  

OldJames: That's gonna cause fights. There is an expected 4mph over where I live on surface streets, and 9 on highways. People with cars that can't speed are gonna get the people with un-governed cars pissed off.


According to whom?  Is this tolerance written into the speed ordinances?  If not, how do you know about it?
 
2018-03-05 05:10:37 PM  

OldJames: That's gonna cause fights. There is an expected 4mph over where I live on surface streets, and 9 on highways. People with cars that can't speed are gonna get the people with un-governed cars pissed off.


Never mind, I mis-read what you were saying.
 
2018-03-05 05:11:01 PM  

inglixthemad: dj495ufj3: triptheory: Leave it to the European to install 'Intelligent Speed Assistance' in their cars to prevent drivers from speeding too fast.

Does subby not know that GM has been putting governors on their vehicles since the 90s?

Sheer lack of power and crappy aerodynamics don't count.

How long has the BMW M3 been "electronically limited" (as Clarkson would say) to 155 or so MPH in Germany?


To be fair, my GSXR-1000 is limited to 299kph, but I have no issues with that.
 
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2018-03-05 07:44:56 PM  
Kindly GFY.
 
2018-03-05 08:31:14 PM  
Which European?
 
2018-03-05 08:47:45 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: FormlessOne: More true than anyone wants to admit. There are entire towns that would simply dry up & blow away if they couldn't keep their lucrative little speed traps...

It's not just little speed trap towns.
I just looked, Miami Dade County made $57 million in "Highway Safety Fees" LAST MONTH!
It's the forth ranked source of revenue for the county.


When I was in this long distance relationship with a girl down in Florida and visiting she warned me of a specific town in Florida where I-95 goes from like 70 or 65 to 40 with little to no warning for only a few miles where the town limits are.

I wonder why they'd do that.
 
2018-03-05 08:48:30 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: speeding too fast?

There are other ways of speeding?


When you're this fast.

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2018-03-06 12:18:07 AM  
Well, it's the fault of those who don't obey speed limits.
 
2018-03-06 12:31:53 AM  

morg: Which European?


The president of Europe, Jean-Cloud Belmondo.
 
2018-03-06 11:44:55 AM  

pup.socket: morg: Which European?

The president of Europe, Jean-Cloud Belmondo.


It's just the one, but he's very, VERY important. Kind of a big deal, one might say.
 
2018-03-06 01:04:53 PM  

pup.socket: Well, it's the fault of those who don't obey speed limits.


Or the next step into the government offering instant speeding fines and "pay per mile" tax.
 
2018-03-06 01:27:10 PM  

Chevello: pup.socket: morg: Which European?

The president of Europe, Jean-Cloud Belmondo.

It's just the one, but he's very, VERY important. Kind of a big deal, one might say.


Badass, too.

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2018-03-06 01:27:53 PM  

dj495ufj3: pup.socket: Well, it's the fault of those who don't obey speed limits.

Or the next step into the government offering instant speeding fines.


One can only hope.
 
2018-03-06 02:00:39 PM  

pup.socket: dj495ufj3: pup.socket: Well, it's the fault of those who don't obey speed limits.

Or the next step into the government offering instant speeding fines.

One can only hope.


Or subscription roads with tiered speed pricing.

"Warning, continuing at the current rate of speed will result in an automatic subscription upgrade from Standard Commuter to Rapid Commuter. Press OK to continue or Decline to decelerate.
 
2018-03-06 11:41:23 PM  

Chevello: pup.socket: dj495ufj3: pup.socket: Well, it's the fault of those who don't obey speed limits.

Or the next step into the government offering instant speeding fines.

One can only hope.

Or subscription roads with tiered speed pricing.

"Warning, continuing at the current rate of speed will result in an automatic subscription upgrade from Standard Commuter to Rapid Commuter. Press OK to continue or Decline to decelerate.


You mean things like express toll lanes and toll roads? Oh, the outrage.
 
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