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New Canada Anti-speeding device -gps stops you pushing pedal

Discussion in 'Multimedia' at netrider.net.au started by Kaer, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/01/Autos/canada_gps_speed/index.htm

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Canadian auto regulators are testing a system that would enforce speed limits by making it harder to push down the car's gas pedal once the speed limit is passed, according to a newspaper report.

    The system being tested by Transport Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Department of Transportation, uses a global positioning satellite device installed in the car to monitor the car's speed and position. If the car begins to significantly exceed the speed limit for the road on which it's travelling the system responds by making it harder to depress the gas pedal, according to a story posted on the Toronto Globe and Mail's Website.

    The pilot test, using 10 cars driven by volunteers, is believed to be the first in North America, although similar systems have been tested in several European countries, according to the newspaper.

    The agency is also testing another system that warns drivers with a voice alarm and a light whenever they start to speed, the newspaper said. Those systems are already on sale, according to the report. The company that makes the alarm device, the Otto Driving Companion, has already sold 400 of the units in Winnipeg alone, the newspaper said.
  2. Are these like the Commodore traction control where it tries to push the pedal up, but if you stamp your foot down it goes crunch and never pushes up again and you can do all the burnouts you want :LOL:

    Pushing up the accelerator is the best type of speed control, it allows you to override the limitor when you need to.

    But the government has no interest in such systems, they know as well as everyone else that if speeding is eradicated there will be no change to accident rates at all, and they will loose both their cash cow and scapegoat.
  3. FFS that is the dumbest idea I've ever heard. I can just see someone having an accident because they couldn't accelerate properly because the GPS though the speed limit was 0.
  4. it has to be some fancy system to know whic 56/60/70/70/90/100 or 110 zone your in!!

    Hell to travel from one side of Bendigo to the other the speed limit changes about 17 times

    load of w@nk if you ask me
  5. If it pushes up harder then you normally push down when cruising but not harder then you would if you really wanted to accelerate I don't see the problem.

    If you could still push the pedal easily enough when you needed to I'd be all for it actually but they'd definitely need to get the pressures just right.
  6. Re: New Canada Anti-speeding device -gps stops you pushing p

    Call me old-fashioned, but I just check the speedo to see if I'm speeding :roll: :LOL:
  7. Re: New Canada Anti-speeding device -gps stops you pushing p

    That'd be great, would beat going to the gym. Although you'd need to own an auto so you could alternate between using left and right leg for the accelerator - otherwise be easy to spot speeding drivers by their overdeveloped right legs :LOL:
  8. Re: New Canada Anti-speeding device -gps stops you pushing p

    Haha yeah! And no more getting dragged off by those little old ladies at the lights... the hoons!!
  9. I can see this really working for Kishy :LOL: