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General Interest => General Discussion => Topic started by: mouse on May 18, 2019, 05:03:12 am

Title: mandatory speed limiters, "like having an armed gov't worker built into yr car"
Post by: mouse on May 18, 2019, 05:03:12 am
These things have been mandated by the EU, and, as the article points out, there are various reasons why this will soon be mandated in America.  I just love their analogy of "the AGW is built into your car".  You might be thinking that as this is only in new cars, and you don't have a new car and are not planning on getting one in the near future, you have to admit that soon every car that is new now will become an affordable used car, and soon after that EVERY car on the market will be fitted with a speed limiter.

https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2019/05/13/speed-limit-assist

 just got some first-hand experience of what many of you soon will – speed limit “assist” – in plainer language, automated speed limit enforcer – which is a new feature (as these things are styled) of the new BMW I’m test driving this week.
This is the tech just mandated by the EU – to be installed in all new cars sold there by the 2022 model year – which tech is all-but-certain to be coming here, too – for reasons I’ve already written about at length but which come down to manufacturing considerations as much as political ones.

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Title: Re: mandatory speed limiters, "like having an armed gov't worker built into yr car"
Post by: FDD on May 18, 2019, 06:41:06 am
which is way I learn how to repair and fix, or modified my own cars and trucks.

if you know how it works, then you can fix it.

I have nothing newer than 1999.

even my tractor is 1949 ford