Particularly in suburbia where speed limits constantly go up and down, as long as you can overide it on the open highway Local governments would hate the revenue lost if all automakers did this SEE IT: Intelligent Speed Limiter in Ford S-Max forces drivers to obey speed limits BY Lee Moran NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7:52 AM Speeding tickets could be a thing of the past with Ford's new car technology that forces drivers to obey the limit. The S-Max is kitted out with the so-called Intelligent Speed Limiter that slows the vehicle down when it thinks it's in a danger zone. A special windshield-mounted camera scans the road for traffic signs, according to the company. Michael Sohn/ASSOCIATED PRESS New tech dubbed the Intelligent Speed Limiter will ship with S-Max cars like this one and, according to Ford, will prevent drivers from speeding. The Limiter then forces the car to slow down to the posted speed. Then, when the limit rises, the system lets the driver accelerate - but not go over the new limit. ford.com Ford of Europe announced the S-Max will boast the Intelligent Speed Limiter, which scans traffic signs and adjusts the throttle to help drivers stay within legal speed limits and avoid fines. "Drivers are not always conscious of speeding and sometimes only become aware they were going too fast when they receive a fine in the mail or are pulled over by law enforcement," said Ford of Europe's active safety supervisor Stefan Kappes. "Intelligent Speed Limiter can remove one of the stresses of driving," he added. The car's camera scans the road for traffic signs. Other gizmos to come with the new car include a so-called Pedestrian Detection system, which Ford says it hopes will "reduce the severity of some collisions involving vehicles and pedestrians, or help drivers avoid some impacts altogether."