New EU speed limiters, which are set to go live in the coming months, may bring with them a “different set of dangers.”


New EU speed limiters, which are expected to be implemented in the coming months, may pose a “different set of risks.”

Under its previous guise, the new EU speed limiter tools set to launch in the UK in July may have caused a “different set of dangers” on the road.

The ETSC previously wanted to “automatically turn off a car’s engine” every time a driver broke the speed rules, according to Road Angel, a company that specializes in car speed limiter tools.

Road Angel, on the other hand, warns that this could have resulted in a series of “dangers” on the road, with vehicles slowing down at random intervals.

This policy has been replaced by an audio and visual warning system that alerts drivers when speed limits have been exceeded.

After the European Commission (EC) passed legislation requiring every car sold in Europe to have one, the new tools will be introduced this summer.

Despite the fact that the UK has already left the EU, Autocar has previously stated that the UK will be expected to adopt new technology.

“The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) called for technology that would automatically turn off a car’s engine in the event of a speed limit violation,” Road Angel said.

“However, the ETSC has now expressed its approval of the legislation.

“In fact, one could argue that shutting down a vehicle’s engine in the middle of a journey poses a different set of risks to drivers.

“Something that had to have influenced the EC’s decision.”

The ETSC stated last year that reducing vehicle engine power would be one of the “most effective and appreciated systems.”

They claimed that tools that could intervene in this way could cut road deaths by up to 20%.

“Strong and sustained industry pressure” forced the scrapping of the tools.

Audio and visual warnings, on the other hand, would be “much less effective” in increasing road safety, according to the ETSC.

According to ETASC research, audible warnings irritate drivers and are more likely to be turned off.

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They also stated that “no research” for this type of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) technology is available.

Antonio Avenoso, the ETSC’s Executive Director, has urged toolmakers to “go beyond the minimum specifications.”

“We are disappointed that carmakers are being given the option of installing an unproven system with little safety benefit,” he said.

“We sincerely hope that automakers will go above and beyond the minimum requirements to fully exploit this opportunity.”

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