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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Okay.
    The way I put it, I guess it does sound a bit flippant, but actually, it is not. Once that very concept was understood, vehicles became safer through the use of flex materials, crumple zones, break-away parts, etc.

    Take and punch a wall/something solid with your fist. This is how cars used to be. The same energy at the bumper at impact was imparted to the passengers.

    Now put on a boxing/sparring glove or put a piece of foam on the object and then punch it again. This is how cars are designed today. The speed is the same. The energy at the point of impact is the same. But, the energy of the impact at the bumper is not the energy felt by the passengers.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    So I only read the first 3 pages so far.

    Road rage is a big...dangerous...problem. What do people think would happen when 2 idiots got into it and got to the 'state/fed' maximum speed and couldnt pass each other or were going head to head down road? I think it would be more infuriating and cause more conflicts and once in road-rage mode....possibly get even more innocent drivers killed.

    Or not.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Or not.
    Nope. If idiot number one drives at 80 mph and idiot number two is behind him driving 80 mph how could idiot number two ever reach idiot number one? They will just drive one after the other ad infinitum.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Not if both idiots start out next to each other pissing each other off or attempting to pass and then going head to head down the road. Recipe for disaster.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Not if both idiots start out next to each other pissing each other off or attempting to pass and then going head to head down the road. Recipe for disaster.
    Following the same logic, they could eventually race against each other (if cars don't have built-in speed limit) to 100+mph, than slam into the next traffic light killing a dozen of people. What's the chance of having two muscle cars with the same power?

    Thus, in your case, the one that has more torque will be first when reaching 80 mph and the other will have to follow, as already described. Case solved.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    The way I put it, I guess it does sound a bit flippant, but actually, it is not. Once that very concept was understood, vehicles became safer through the use of flex materials, crumple zones, break-away parts, etc.

    Take and punch a wall/something solid with your fist. This is how cars used to be. The same energy at the bumper at impact was imparted to the passengers.

    Now put on a boxing/sparring glove or put a piece of foam on the object and then punch it again. This is how cars are designed today. The speed is the same. The energy at the point of impact is the same. But, the energy of the impact at the bumper is not the energy felt by the passengers.
    I have learned this the hard way several times over the course of my life. This energy transfer business can be painful, especially without a buffer - like a car.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Following the same logic, they could eventually race against each other (if cars don't have built-in speed limit) to 100+mph, than slam into the next traffic light killing a dozen of people. What's the chance of having two muscle cars with the same power?

    Thus, in your case, the one that has more torque will be first when reaching 80 mph and the other will have to follow, as already described. Case solved.

    Yes you're right, what you describe instead would be perfectly safe.....@_@

    They still cans start side by side and with the knowlege of what you just told me...that they'd recognize that one might clearly have an advantage...then those initial moments would be even more dangerous.

    NASCAR doesnt seem all that safe to me.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Federal? No.

    State? Only if the people vote for it.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    OK, fellas, here is the issue: after having a speed limit of, let's say 80 mph, why are cars made to drive up to 140-200 mph? Obviously it would be illegal to drive beyond the speed limit.

    Question: Do you think cars should have built-in electronic speed limit, i.e. the computer limits the speed of the car to what is legal to drive?

    No doubt this could save thousands of lives annually and will prevent criminals from escaping the police (if we presume police cars will not have that electronic speed limit).
    What do you think?
    I say no. Because every system I have ever seen to "govern" speed reduces the ability for the engine to use available power when needed. Such as driving up a mountain, or towing a heavy load. The only way it could work is if they could build in a way for the computer to know for sure what is going on in the situation and then adjust it's performance accordingly. Plus, what about passing on a two lane road? Or what about getting away from a dangerous situation. There are just too many reasons and variables to take away a persons ability to use all available power the engine can produce. I personally won't buy a 4 cylinder engine for these reasons. I live in mountains and drive a lot of two lane rural roads where visitors to the area are scared to drive on. So they go very slow. For my safety's sake, when I pass, I can reach speeds that are very high so that I am not in oncoming traffic very long at all.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Well, what about if border checkpoint of country/state they can set you car computer to the speed limit in that same country/state? The same could be done with race tracks - you enter - you get the speed limit electronically removed; you leave the race track - your speed limit is set back to what's legal in the state.

    Are you serious??? You would want check points where we have to stop and get our cars calibrated???? Sorry, but that would NEVER fly here in the US... Thank God!!!!

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