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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.

    Anyone who understand modern technology understands how much danger increases if a person turns off computer controls. Nor do most people want to go back to getting 15 mpg. Eliminating computers from cars is as likely and desirable as eliminating PCs, cell phones and the Internet.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Speed limit standards were set decades ago - when cars had crap for brakes, suspension, tires and safety equipment.
    Thing is, I don't trust other drivers in my area enough to support letting them drive much faster on the highways then they already do (anywhere between 65 and 90 MPH in the 65 MPH zone, for example).

    Hell I don't trust myself to drive safely at speeds around the upper limit of that range.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    This would not be a good time to shut down the auto industry. When they put in 85 speedometers and most cars limited to under 100 it did massive damage to the auto industry.
    Massive damage? How many people do you think regularly drive over 85? Do you think being limited to 85 would make you decide not to buy a car? The need for a car would just evaporate?

    No, the auto industry suffered "massive damage" because they couldn't keep up with cheaper, more efficient, nicer looking foreign cars.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tetelestai View Post
    I object to government control of our lives PERIOD! Our government is supposed to be "by the people for the people". You obviously don't understand the Constitution.
    Look, you've got to have some government. I reject out of hand any proposal that people do not need to be governed -- one only needs to look as far as Somalia to show how quickly that turns into warlords and ruin.

    Why would a federal government, for the people and by the people, not be able to put a breathalyser in your car, in your mind?

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    This is nonsense. What I'm thinking about limits the speed, not the RPM and torque.
    You don't understand what I'm saying. Unless they have found a new way to govern an engine, that is how it's done. I used to drive a truck that was governed. The fastest it would go is 55 on level ground or even down hill. When I had to climb anything more than a slight incline, the truck would drop to 35 to 40 MPH. The governor would not let me use the engines power to overcome the hill. So, again, if they haven't come up with a new way of doing it, it won't work.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    That's not how automobile computers work anymore. They are measuring everything - tire rotation between the tires, indicated speed, engine rpms and transmission gearing. Governors can control available power, rpms, the gear the car is in, speed, torque, horsepower and factor that in to many variables. You're thinking of an rpm-limiter.
    That's the way it was done the last time I dealt with a governed vehicle. Even so, I am all about freedom. I don't believe in government getting so big that it forces me in every aspect of life. I'm still against it.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    Look, you've got to have some government. I reject out of hand any proposal that people do not need to be governed -- one only needs to look as far as Somalia to show how quickly that turns into warlords and ruin.

    Why would a federal government, for the people and by the people, not be able to put a breathalyser in your car, in your mind?
    I don't dispute "some" government. I dispute total control, and that's where it's headed at this point. They are trying to tell us whet we can eat for God's sake. I don't want them this involved with my life. I served and fought for this country and it's freedom. It seems that people don't understand what it took to make people free and they seem to be all to willing to give it up for almost nothing. People who are selling out on freedom will live to regret it. With every little thing we allow the government to control, in our live, we lose our freedom.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    The speed limit is there for a reason. ... Are you telling me there is no difference between driving with 60 and 100 mph?
    No, the speed limit is entirely arbitrary. Talk to someone who is responsible for posting them and you'll quickly discover how ridiculous it is.

    I am telling you that there are many instances when driving the speed limit is reckless. There are times when driving well below the speed limit is reckless. There are other times when driving over the speed limit is a perfectly logical event. Driving at any speed can potentially be dangerous. Part of being a good driver is determining what speed is reasonable for the conditions. An inanimate sign does not have the prerequisites for this exercise.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Anyone who understand modern technology understands how much danger increases if a person turns off computer controls. Nor do most people want to go back to getting 15 mpg. Eliminating computers from cars is as likely and desirable as eliminating PCs, cell phones and the Internet.

    Old guy lamenting for the good-ole-days when cars has carburetors, drum brakes and nylon tires.
    That is not what it is.

    The computers have a shelf life and when they start to go bad, and they will, what is going to happen to that driver?

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Speed limit standards were set decades ago - when cars had crap for brakes, suspension, tires and safety equipment.
    I thought they were updated at times? May be I'm wrong.

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