Is Ford Making a Car That Automatically Obeys the Speed Limit?

The Ford Motor Company believes it may have found a solution to speed-related car accidents. The nearly 112-year-old car company, which is famous in grade school history books for the invention of the Model T, may soon have another notable invention over a century later.

Ford says that its latest S-Max car will be able to scan traffic signs and make the necessary adjustments to aid drivers in avoiding surpassing speed limits and the fines associated with breaking speeding laws. The innovation is called “the intelligent speed limiter” and it was introduced by Ford of Europe in Germany. It will be available worldwide.

However, some drivers may be a little apprehensive about the new technology, because of incidents that may involve temporary acceleration. Ford has anticipated this anxiety and has programmed a solution.

What If I Need to Accelerate to Avoid a Crash or Drive up a Highway Ramp?  

Ford claims that its new vehicle system will allow a temporary override of its system by firmly pressing on the accelerator.

Ford’s new vehicle could be seen as a transition to the driverless vehicles that Google, Nokia and Delphi have been testing.

Florida is only surpassed by Texas and California for fatal car accidents. Perhaps, Ford’s “intelligent speed limiter” technology will reduce fatal crashes nationwide once this auto advancement becomes regularly accepted and purchased by the majority of consumers.

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Source: http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/25/technology/ford-speed-limit/index.html

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