Satellite speed limiter on trial

18 May, 2009 1:00pm

Speed limiting technology is now officially being trialled. The software, which slows drivers automatically if they pass into an area with a lower limit, is being tested on a select number of buses and taxis in Greater London for a six-month period.

The Intelligent Speed Adaption (ISA) set-up works via a GPS device and a digital road map, which detects the local limit. It’s linked to an engine limiter. Drivers can then opt for warnings only or a complete override, which controls the car’s speed automatically.

Transport for London, which is carrying out the trial, says ISA is designed to cut road casualties and help drivers avoid fines. Southwark Council is interested in fitting pokerthe system to more than 300 of its vehicles.

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