Monday, May 11, 2009

Car Computer To Control Speed

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A sophisticated in-car computer could soon make it impossible for motorists to speed.The system detects the speed limit and automatically slows the car if it is being driven too quickly.

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Err.. too quickly. hmm. I think you meant - 'slows the car if it's exceeding the speed limit.' Anyways, moving on..

What I do like about the idea (well, as long as I don't see it working, that's all it is to me - an idea) - is a voluntary and advisory mode and an over ride switch (nice!).

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In advisory mode the screen displays the speed limit and a face that smiles if the driver sticks to the limit and frowns if they go too fast.

Well that's kind of cute (and a little gay). Imagine the speedometer of your Mustang frowning. And just in case if it's a smiley you are getting - well you don't deserve to drive a mustang.

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It is the voluntary mode, however, that safety campaigners hope will one day become mandatory. When vehicles reach the speed limit the accelerator is prevented from speeding up the car, no matter how far it is depressed

Kill joy!

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