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  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    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.

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    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.

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    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."
     
  2. cygnus2112

    cygnus2112 In The Prep Room

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    Another thing electrical/computer controlled that could go wrong and cause huge problems.
     
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    These are truly wonderus times we live in
     
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    My wife has speed signs in the toilet.

    She says I take too long.

    I am a much safer and timelier shitter now.

    thanks science
     
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    What if a murderer is chasing you?
     
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    Ford already has something here in the states called 'My Key' or something like that. It allows the admin key to set parameters on the key in the ignition.

    I rent for work all the time, and I recently got one that had been set to a max speed of 55. Fortunately there were 2 keys so I was able to pull over on the thruway and change to the admin key with no limits.

    Pal, Hot Rod Magazine this ain't.
     
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    :no:
     
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    The automatic locking doors aren't a big enough pain in the ass. Now this.
     
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    Mr. Potato Head ~Would Like to Play~ Gold

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    Keep a 30 MPH sign in your back window.
     
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    I don't see how anyone could like this. This could open the door to car companies linking up to the police and you getting a ticket in the mail because your smart car relayed to the cops that you were speeding.
     
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    or a black man with a raging boner
     
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    This is all getting to be a little too Big Brotherish for my tastes. If we are strictly talking about a technology that is developed to be a convenience to the consumer, then I have no problem. If Ford wants to give me a speed limit adherence capability - let's call it the "Ford Anti-speeding Gizmo", that I can easily engage at my discretion, either as a parental control or say if I'm driving in an unfamiliar part of town or traveling through an area notorious for its speed traps, then fine, I'm 100% okay with a FAG switch. But I can so easily see this sliding down the slippery slope of government coersion that it gives me much pause. How long can it possibly be before our overlords in D.C. determine that the FAG switch must become mandatory item in every vehicle sold after 20XX, all in the name of public safety.
     
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    Howard related? :dontknow:
     
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    I really want to live out in the middle of nowhere and throw away my computer, tv and smartphone.
     
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    I'm blaring the Terminator theme right now in celebration.
     
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    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    One of may faaaaavorite dumb movies.
     
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    broccoli rob thanks for the memories DW3

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    I recently went on a road trip and used the Waze app. For people that aren't familiar, its a community based navigation system that allows drivers to alert each other of police and traffic. I was surprised to see how many people were actually using it around me. Even people going the opposite direction send alerts if they see highway patrol shooting radar. I was alerted every single time I passed a trooper and was able to slow down enough to avoid a ticket :D haha fuck them.
     
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    That app rules for avoiding accidents I drive all day and have avoided huge cluster fucks thanks to waze
     
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    What movie is it? I just saw this but im burnt...