The European Union has announced that from next summer it’ll require all new cars to have technology fitted to stop people from speeding.
It’s mandating that vehicles sold from May 2022 must have kit which uses GPS and cameras to determine whether a car is exceeding the speed limit, and then prompts the driver to slow down before gently pushing back on the accelerator pedal and automatically reducing engine speed.
Drivers are, however, able to override the system Intelligent Speed Assistance technology.
The EU says this should help reduce collisions on Europe’s roads.
It’s not certain whether the UK will mirror the rules, although with vehicles having standards for the whole European continent, it is likely cars sold here will have the technology, although whether it is switched on remains to be seen.