Stops You Speeding

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 114 months ago
Stops You Speeding

road_limit.jpg A gadget that can stop you speeding is being trialled in 20 TfL vehicles, including a bus and a taxi. Intelligent Speed Adaptation knows where you are and what the local speed limit is; in override mode it stops you accelerating beyond the limit. (In advisory mode it just bleeps like hell and shows a frowny face. Bet that's not annoying in any way.) Developers hope to reduce accidents - and speeding fines. It might sound a bit Orwellian (especially since it records 'driver behaviour'), but as boroughs mess about with speed limits it's getting harder to remember how fast (or slow) you should be going. Now we just need a device that stops bus drivers throwing passengers around when they brake too hard and we're sorted. (Image / 'stpiduko')

Last Updated 11 May 2009