The American car company has added that their new system will be triggered by a control that will be integrated in the vehicles` steering wheels. Also, you will be able to turn it off by pushing the car`s accelerator in a firm way.
Ford says their innovation will contribute to avoiding accidents and also lend the drivers a hand when it comes to prevent being fined for overrunning the speed limit.
Still, the new system was not welcome by everybody. One expert says that Ford`s project is just a temporary measure.
“There’s a plan for speed restrictions to be beamed to your car’s computer systems and controlled from there, rather than requiring street sign visual recognition systems. This would be part an extension of the networks that will connect vehicles, allowing cars to warn those behind them if they are slowing down, which is all part of a move toward autonomous vehicles that drive themselves.”
Paul Newton commented Paul Newton. Newton is an expert in the auto industry and also an analyst for the IHS consultancy.
The American car industry giant intends to release its innovation to the market beginning with August. That is also when the second wave of European S-Max vehicles will be launched. Still, according to a spokesman representing Ford, the company will work on making this new system also available with other types of cars across the globe.
Ford`s project is called The Intelligent Speed Limiter. It is a combination of two technologies that already function and are available with many other types of cars.
Firstly, there are the Adjustable Speed Limiters. This technology targets to calculate the vehicle`s speed, with the help of sensors attached to the wheels. If the Intelligent Limiters observe that your car reached the speed that was preset, it starts to slow the car by reducing the quantity of fuel sent to the engine. Still, by a firm press, the driver can cancel the effects of the Limiters, in case of emergency or if needed.
Secondly, there`s the Traffic Sign Recognition. This will examine the area where you`re driving and detect any road signs, then it will make you aware of the regulations.
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