Skip to comments.Federal Transportation Agency Calls for Speed-monitoring Software in Cars
Posted on 11/30/2023 7:55:01 AM PST by Red Badger
A federal agency is calling for a nationwide mandate requiring new vehicles to have software surveilling American drivers for adherence to local speed limits.
On November 14, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published a news release advocating “intelligent speed assistance technology and countermeasures including interlock program for repeat speeding offenders” in “all new cars.”
The agency cited an investigation it conducted into “a multivehicle collision in North Las Vegas, Nevada, last year that resulted in nine fatalities” — finding it was “caused by excessive speed, drug-impaired driving and Nevada’s failure to deter the driver’s speeding recidivism due to systemic deficiencies” — as its rationale for mandating the new technology.
The NTSB’s news release explains how intelligent speed assistance technology (ISA) functions and operates:
Intelligent speed assistance technology, or ISA, uses a car’s GPS location compared with a database of posted speed limits and its onboard cameras to help ensure safe and legal speeds. Passive ISA systems warn a driver when the vehicle exceeds the speed limit through visual, sound, or haptic alerts, and the driver is responsible for slowing the car. Active systems include mechanisms that make it more difficult, but not impossible, to increase the speed of a vehicle above the posted speed limit and those that electronically limit the speed of the vehicle to fully prevent drivers from exceeding the speed limit.
The NTSB further urges car manufacturers to install ISA in new vehicles, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to promote and mandate such technology, among other recommendations.
The NTSB’s recommendation is not the first assault on privacy and individual freedom in relation to driving. For example, car manufacturers are currently mandated to install equipment in cars to detect intoxicated or impaired drivers and, if impairment is detected, prevent the car’s operation — a mandate the U.S. House failed to stop earlier this month.
With such broad-based assaults on individual liberty and privacy, an informed and vigilant electorate is more important than ever.
Big Brother Ping!................
Another reason to do what the Cubans do
The used car market will boom or bust depending on what Gov-zilla does with fuel prices..................
To quote Elon Musk: “GFY! Am I clear?”
They wouldn’t propose such garbage if they didn’t know many Americans are ready for this level of control.
revenuers gonna revenue
Controllers gonna Control.
I strip away the old debris
That hides a shining car
A brilliant red Barchetta
From a better vanished time
Americans are not supposed to like being told what to do. It’s in our national character or at least it used to be.
What if there’s a medical emergency a d the car will not let you speed to get to the hospital ? Your loved one dies because of it. Who is responsible? The MFR or the Government?..............
My little GTO
You’re really lookin’ fine
3 deuces and a 4 speed
and no speed monitor
“It’s in our national character or at least it used to be.”
Used to be. We’ve allowed our children to be indoctrinated. They have been, this is the result.
Drug impaired driving...drug impaired driving...
The entire concept of a limited federal government is totally forgotten. The limiting documents and requirements completely ignored/
Better have a lot of Bruschetta..............
The auto industry-—ICE or EV — won’t allow it since it would mean the death of their industry.
Likewise any supportive legislators.
They want to monitor if your speeding in your car they say to save lives. I say its just another method to collect money from you when you speed, it’s a tax.
The number one killer of young people in America isn’t car accidents or Trauma. ITS DRUG OVERDOSE. That statistic exceeds all Trauma now. Yet the border remains wide open to drug trade, and the Democrats have made a point of releasing early and no bail people involved in the trade.
Knowing the above, do you really think the Government wants to ‘save Americans’, or is it another computerized TAX.
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