The law signed today (here it is) From July 2024, it has imposed on all new car models introduced on the European market a technology of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA).
What is the "anti speed" technology
ISA uses vehicle cameras, map data, and deep learning (among other technologies) to ensure the car doesn't go too fast. It can warn the driver in various ways and reduce the vehicle speed to bring it back within limits.
According to information provided by the European Commission, speeding "causes about 30% of fatal collisions"and the ISA aims to reduce the number of accidents related to speeding.
Un test program called PROSPER calculated the reductions in accidents in six countries and predicted that free implementation of ISA by car manufacturers could reduce fatalities by between 19 and 28%, depending on the country. However, Europe has not chosen a "market-driven" scenario. Imposing this technology would reduce the casualties between 26 and 50%.
How will it work in practice?
As for practical operation, ISA technology offers drivers several feedback options during acceleration: an audible warning, a vibration warning, haptic feedback via the acceleration pedal and finally the speed control, in which the vehicle speed is "gently" decreased.
If this seems too invasive, don't worry. Because? Car manufacturers will be "free to choose" between these options, and the driver will be able to ignore all these measures. For example, if the car automatically reduces speed, the driver will be able to accelerate by "pressing the accelerator pedal a little deeper".
Furthermore, the driver will be able to disable the system completely if it becomes too annoying. This at least for the moment. As culture and society change, the system will be revised to integrate seamlessly with vehicles (and our driving habits).
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