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Car lobby opposes Intelligent Speed Assist

silverharp

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i'd be for it or at least allow insurance companies to load your policy it if you "choose" not to avail of the technology. it would clearly save lives even if you could come up with some theoretical counter examples why in some cases it meant a driver couldnt accelerate to avoid having a collision



Car lobby opposes EU safety bid that 'would save 1,300 lives a year' | Business | The Guardian



Car industry lobbyists are pushing the EU to weaken safety technology proposals, even though their own research predicts the move would cause more than 1,000 extra road deaths each year.

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (Acea) is fiercely opposing an EU attempt to benchmark a technology that automatically reduces car speeds to local limits. The group favours one that just sends speeding drivers a dashboard warning.
 


SPN

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It is certainly worth trying the dashboard warning version to increase awareness, but I can't see it saving too many lives. Exceeding the posted limit is a factor in a tiny number of fatal accidents. Not wearing a seatbelt is a much higher percentage.
 


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