According to the new safety rules approved by the European Union, all new vehicles are required to have "intelligent speed assistance" systems as standard equipment.
EU rules do not require specific technologies for systems that can be temporarily removed by the driver. Some car manufacturers have already developed ways to use GPS or cameras to detect published speed limits and ensure that vehicles adhere to them.
European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska said in a statement that 25 000 people were killed each year on European roads, most of the incidents being caused by human error.
"With the new advanced safety features that will become mandatory, we can have the same impact as when seat belts were introduced for the first time," she said.
The rules, which also require recorders for crash data and reversing cameras, were welcomed by safety advocates. Others, however, have expressed concern about the danger of drivers becoming complacent and less focused on road conditions.
The European Automobile Manufacturers Association is also concerned about the technology. She warned last year of "many infrastructure issues that hamper its widespread use."
It says that road signs are not standardized throughout Europe, making it difficult to detect speed limits. Digital maps have no information on the speed limit for many roads and the data is not always up to date.
"That's why intelligent speeding systems need to be introduced gradually into cars to allow us enough time to update our infrastructure," said in December. too fast. Instead, they limit the power of the engine to keep vehicles up to the speed limit unless it is canceled by the driver.
Volvo, owned by Chinese Geely, said earlier this month that it would stop cars from moving faster than 1
He said he is also considering other technologies that could put tougher speed limits on driving cars near schools and hospitals.
in cars that change driver behavior, says Volvo's then CEO, Hakan Samuelsson.