Ford has announced a new intelligent speed limiter system which reads traffic signs and reduces fuel flow to keep your vehicle within the speed limit.
As much as the petrolhead lobby decries the direct correlation the road safety brigade makes between speed and safety, current legislation means that if you’re driving too fast, regardless of how safely, you’ll usually get fined.
While a traffic officer can make a judgment call, ticket-bots won’t be quite so lenient. Now the Ford tech is fighting automatic regulation with automatic adherence.
The Intelligent Speed Limiter combines current Ford technologies: the Adjustable Speed Limiter and Traffic Sign Recognition, which are both already available on models including the Focus, Mondeo, and Kuga SUV.
Via Evgeny Morozov.