The European Parliament has agreed that all new cars will be fitted with speed limiters. The move is part of a series of measures backed by MEPs to make a variety of safety systems compulsory. The intelligent speed assistance (ISA) systems will use road sign recognition or GPS data to determine local speed limits and limit a vehicle’s speed to within that.
The mandatory fitting of ISA was approved by MEPs following proposals by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). ETSC says that making speed limiters mandatory will reduce traffic collisions by 30 per cent and could save 25,000 lives within 15 years of being introduced.
Under the proposal, all new cars sold from 2022 will be required to have ISA.