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messageRe: 20 mph limit?
Posted by wulfhound January 13, 11:00AM

New cars from 2022 will have intelligent automatic speed assist (based on GPS and a database of limits) - it's an EU thing but the UK is implementing it anyway. You'll be able to override the limiter by pushing down hard on the gas pedal AFAIK.

Just hope it's more accurate than the GPS speed limit indicators in the last couple of rental cars I've driven.

messageRe: 20 mph limit?
Posted by Penguin68 January 13, 11:27AM

I use GPS a lot (even on routes I know, as my system - similar to Waze - offers alternate routes based on traffic flow). I have noticed that the speed limit that the sat nav thinks is appropriate quite frequently doesn't match road markings (and not just for temporary limits around motorway road-works, or 'intelligent' speeds on e.g. the M25). So GPS limited speeds are only as good as the data inbuilt and updated to the system. That's particularly true on local roads where lower limits can be imposed on-the-fly. It took quite a time for the Southwark 20mph limits to appear in my system, and they are still not wholly accurate.

messageRe: 20 mph limit?
Posted by exdulwicher January 13, 11:53AM

wulfhound Wrote:
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> New cars from 2022 will have intelligent automatic
> speed assist (based on GPS and a database of
> limits) - it's an EU thing but the UK is
> implementing it anyway. You'll be able to override
> the limiter by pushing down hard on the gas pedal
> AFAIK.
>
> Just hope it's more accurate than the GPS speed
> limit indicators in the last couple of rental cars
> I've driven.

I drove a high-level Merc for a bit and that had cameras that recognised speed limit signs. The car would, if you let it, just adjust the cruise automatically. It could be overridden if desired.

Paradoxically, it was also insanely powerful and would easily do 150mph (9 speed gearbox and twin turbos). While that was fun, it was also utterly bonkers to make such stuff available in a country with a 70mph speed limit.

messageRe: 20 mph limit?
Posted by eddeal1 January 13, 04:28PM

Bicyles should be registered with Nubmer Plates and Insured just like cars..you will see the differance in the Cicylist behavior.just like bad car drivers Lots of Bad cyclist Rude and Aggressive. how many car drivers do you see jumping Red lights ..you go and look how many cyclist jump red lights.......Registered with Nubmer Plates and Insured....sooner the Beter for all road users.

messageRe: 20 mph limit?
Posted by SpringTime January 13, 06:30PM

exdulwicher Wrote:
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> wulfhound Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > New cars from 2022 will have intelligent
> automatic
> > speed assist (based on GPS and a database of
> > limits) - it's an EU thing but the UK is
> > implementing it anyway. You'll be able to
> override
> > the limiter by pushing down hard on the gas
> pedal
> > AFAIK.
> >
> > Just hope it's more accurate than the GPS speed
> > limit indicators in the last couple of rental
> cars
> > I've driven.
>
> I drove a high-level Merc for a bit and that had
> cameras that recognised speed limit signs. The car
> would, if you let it, just adjust the cruise
> automatically. It could be overridden if desired.
>
> Paradoxically, it was also insanely powerful and
> would easily do 150mph (9 speed gearbox and twin
> turbos). While that was fun, it was also utterly
> bonkers to make such stuff available in a country
> with a 70mph speed limit.

I bet it was great fun though!

messageRe: 20 mph limit?
Posted by exdulwicher January 13, 06:38PM

eddeal1 Wrote:
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> Bicyles should be registered with Nubmer Plates
> and Insured just like cars..you will see the
> differance in the Cicylist behavior.just like bad
> car drivers Lots of Bad cyclist Rude and
> Aggressive. how many car drivers do you see
> jumping Red lights ..you go and look how many
> cyclist jump red lights.......Registered with
> Nubmer Plates and Insured....sooner the Beter for
> all road users.

What on earth has that poorly written rant got to do with 20mph speed limits?

messageRe: 20 mph limit?
Posted by eddeal1 January 13, 10:13PM

exdulwicher..this is why

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