Intelligent Speed Assistance Takes First Steps Toward Broad Adoption in Europe
"Speeding kills, but even though speed limiting technology has existed for motor vehicles since the early 1900s national governments have never mandated their use," according to an article by Carlton Reid.
"However, a new ruling by the European Parliament could result in the mandatory installation of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) in all new cars within three years," adds Reid.
While some cars already have the technology in place, it's easy for drivers to turn off. "The proposed new rules would make sure motorists had to use ISA technology, when fitted," reports Reid.
According to Reid, the European proposal must still be shaped during negotiations between European Parliament, member states, and the European Commission. The ISA technology is part of a larger package of safety requirements recently approved by the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection.