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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Really if you want nanny-state control over speeding, that's the way to do it. Any navigator/GPS app in a Droid will know when you're speeding, it *could* notify a police server who then just fines your bank account and sends you a nice little text (the same program will send you another fine if you check that text while moving).
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I don't want his to ever happen.

    Computers have been known to go crazy or get bugs and that would put the occupants lives in danger.

    The human should always have control of every aspect of the car.

    The car companies had better realize this and give back control to their drivers.
    Want it or not, it's coming. Cars that can drive themselves on the freeway will be here in 5 years or so. And that will just slowly expand as the technology gets better until driving manually becomes almost unheard of. I doubt it will ever get to the point of people not being allowed to drive manually though.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    I do not believe that there will ever be a truly, fully-automatic self-driving car, that can be counted on to safely and consistently get you from point A to point B without requiring some occasional human input. There will always be a need for a human being to be paying attention, and to be prepared to take over where the computer errs.

    In fact, I think that any attempt at a self-driving car is always going to be more dangerous. As it is now, when you travel by car, you expect to have to be paying attention all the time. The process of driving the car keeps your attention engaged on this task. In an automated car, I think the “driver” will usually not be paying attention, and when a dangerous situation arises, that requires human correction, the driver will not be paying enough attention to provide that correction before a serious mishap occurs.
    I think this is one of those statements that will look silly in a decade.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    To be fair, some people driving at high speeds are a danger. Mostly young kids driving faster than they can handle. Occasionally it's people who're driving too fast for current weather conditions, like the idiots who think they don't need to slow down when there's snow on the road because they've got 4 wheel drive.
    It is funny you should mention that.

    I used to have an Escort GT. I made the mistake of moving to a snowy area.

    I had to go down the highway to another town early in the morning so I was driving very slow.

    As the sun was coming up, it was snowy that morning, I saw people in the center of the highway sitting on their upside down SUV waiting for tow trucks to get there.

    I thought it was funny as hell.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    I think this is already done on some cars in the EU area.

    Speed controls should not be included in cars unless part of an overall automatic driving system, IMO - what if you can't go faster than 80 while a car without speed controls is attempting to run you off the road for some mad reason? Granted it's really unlikely, but...
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Want it or not, it's coming. Cars that can drive themselves on the freeway will be here in 5 years or so. And that will just slowly expand as the technology gets better until driving manually becomes almost unheard of. I doubt it will ever get to the point of people not being allowed to drive manually though.
    None too soon - it will be quite a few years

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I think this is already done on some cars in the EU area.

    Speed controls should not be included in cars unless part of an overall automatic driving system, IMO - what if you can't go faster than 80 while a car without speed controls is attempting to run you off the road for some mad reason? Granted it's really unlikely, but...
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Even though I am a great believer in keeping to the speed limits and enforcing this with speed camera's and police, I do not believe that the state should have the right to do such a thing. There is a difference between enforcing the law and becoming a nanny-state/dictatorial state. If people want to voluntarily limit their car to 10 miles above the legal speed limit so that they can profit from a reduction in insurance costs, sure, no problem with that. But if someone wants to have a fast car so that he can race on track days, has a great piece of private road where he can speed all he wants or has an emergency in which he wants to get to somewhere just a bit faster (hospital, home in case of an injury of a loved one)? Who are we to limit his speed? Simply put, we don't, the government should not interfere with such minute details of a persons life.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    No. There should not be a limit. I believe in personal responsibility.
    Some have stated the limit would aid in making it safer. I believe the opposite. There are times when added speed is a good thing. Think of passing a vehicle going slightly slower than you on a two lane road. The road is clear as you pull out to start your pass. Then as you get even with the car your passing, someone pulls out into the lane your in from a side road. You can continue to pass or lock up the tires. It may not be the best example, but there are times when extra speed comes into play to aid in safety.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I am a great believer in ... speed camera's.
    I am baffled. Speed does not cause accidents so why punish the act of exceeding an arbitrary number? Speeding is a victimless crime. To claim that a person who exceeds the speed limit might harm someone is akin to claiming that a person who shoots guns might harm someone. Control and intent are required for harm. Beyond that, accidents happen. But accidents happen everywhere and cannot be legislated away.

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