All cars in Europe to come fitted with speed limiters from 2022

March 27, 2019 11:34 am48 commentsViews: 54

From 2022 all cars sold in Europe will come fitted with speed limiting systems under new safety rules agreed by the European Union.

However, the new rules have not mandated specific technology for the purpose and as of now the systems could be overridden by the driver.

Some of the manufacturers have developed ways of using cameras or GPS to detect the speed limits and ensure the bar is maintained.

According to European Commissioners Elzbieta Bienkowska each year about 25,000 people die on European roads and most of the accidents occur due to human error.

Bienkowska added, “With the new advanced safety features that will become mandatory, we can have the same kind of impact as when the safety belts were first introduced.”

Safety advocates hailed the new EU rules while others including European Automotive Manufacturers Associatiohn raised concerns the drivers may be less focused on road conditions.

In 2018 the European Automotive Manufacturers Association warned “many infrastructure related issues holding back its widespread application.”

The association further added that the road signs across Europe are not standardized and so speed limits would become difficult to detect.

More to all these, the digital maps in the region lack speed limit information for many roads.

The new EU rules also mandate crash data recorders and reversing cameras. It is to be formally approved by member states and European Parliament as well.

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