Friday, May 26, 2006

London looking into automatically reducing a vehicle's speed

According to a recent BBC News article - 'TfL looks at car speed limiters' - London transport is looking into a system that would have control over the speed of vehicles:

'Transport for London (TfL) has said it is working on a system which could automatically reduce a vehicle's speed. But TfL said the Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) scheme is only being considered for public vehicles such as buses and taxis.

A spokesman said at first the scheme will alert drivers, via technology such as a satellite navigation system, that they are moving into a new speed zone.

He added ISA could help in reducing road deaths.

"We have met the government target of reducing casualties on the roads by 40% by 2012," TfL's spokesman said.'

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