The EU has obliged automakers to limit the speed of all new cars

The EU has obliged automakers to limit the speed of all new cars 1




The European Union has introduced a new requirement for cars. From now on, all new cars that are sold in the EU must be equipped with an active Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) speed limit system. This is reported by The Drive website.

Intelligent Speed Assistance technology does not allow the driver to exceed the permitted speed. It is able to determine the established speed limits using cameras that scan road signs, as well as based on GPS navigation data.

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Electronics can independently reduce the speed of the car
Photo: Autocar

If the car is going faster than the set limits, the ISA warns him about it using signals or vibrations on the steering wheel. In the absence of a driver’s reaction, the system itself is able to reduce the speed to the permitted one.

All new cars in the EU produced after July 6 must be equipped with an ISA by default. For cars produced in the first half of 2022, a transition period has been introduced – they need to be completed with the system by July 7, 2024.

The new EU rules are designed to improve road safety. It’s no secret that speeding is one of the main causes of accidents – about 30% of fatal accidents occur precisely because of non-compliance with the permitted speed limit.

Earlier it was reported that from 2035 all new cars in the EU will be electric — the European Parliament has banned gasoline and diesel engines.