this sound device will be mandatory integrated into new cars from July

this sound device will be mandatory integrated into new cars from July
this sound device will be mandatory integrated into new cars from July

Attention driving enthusiasts: you will soon be unable to speed. At least, if you plan to buy a new car sold in the European Union from next July. Indeed, as reported by 7sur7, from July 1, 2024, new cars will be required to be equipped with an intelligent speed adaptation (AIV) system, which will monitor the driver’s speed according to the posted limitations.

This is an on-board technology aimed at reducing the number of road deaths in Europe by 20%, and the number of injuries by 30%. The initiative is part of the Vision Zero plan, which aims to achieve the objective of zero road deaths by 2050.

For this system, the car will be coupled with an on-board camera capable of reading road signs. In fact, the device will be able to define whether or not the motorist is speeding. If this is the case, a “beep” will sound, accompanied by a pictogram on the dashboard, just like the seat belt warning. And if the user ignores the alert, the vehicle’s power will be reduced by hardening the accelerator pedal.

But although the primary purpose of this device is to save lives, on a daily basis it could prove to be somewhat annoying. Especially when we know that many French roads change speed limits very regularly over a short distance, more so since (…)

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