Driver assist systems that might kill you

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“MG says it has developed an improved calibration of the advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), which will soon be approved and rolled out as a software update.”

That’s okay, then.


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Private motoring’s Death of a 1,000 Cuts.

Couldn’t get enough people to buy into EVs, so now they’re taking the vehicle’s speed out of the driver’s control.

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That was planned some time back irrespective of EV’s. Still it sould mean the end of pointless speed humps.

My experience is that the car’s idea of the current speed limit can be dangerously wrong in both directions.

A visual indicator of when the car thought the limit was being surpassed would be ok. Application of the brakes rather less so.


Nothing whatsoever to do with EVs, it’s been in the pipeline for years.


Join the club, the heavy brigade has been ‘enjoying’ that for many years, and suffering the blame of the speedsters as if it was their fault. :rofl:

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I must admit that the thought that my speed would be automatically reduced out of my control causes me concern. However, these things are not introduced without extensive testing although I am sure there will be many Facebook Karens who will know better. The study suggests that it will reduce deaths by 20% so surely a little inconvenience is a price worth paying. If you think about it, only poor driving skills put a driver in need to break the speed limit to complete an overtake. If everybody drove sensibly there would be no need for such regulation.

My concern is the accuracy of the system. I always use the automatic speed limiter on my smart cruise control on major roads. I do note that, on some motorways, when driving on the inside lane my car picks up the speed limit of an exit slipway and starts to slow down unexpectedly. Of course, this is easily overridden with a touch of the gas pedal. I am pleasantly surprised to note that it even reacts to temporary speed reductions at new roadworks. Workmen on motorways deserve all the protection they can get. Personally I am in favour if they implement the system correctly.

Unless it infuriates the drivers of non-controlled vehicles to the same heights that the heavy vehicle limiters have been doing for decades. An angry driver is not a good driver. The only way to overcome that is to restrict everyone to the same speed, but as we have seen with the heavies, not all vehicles are the same.

However, as I assume these limiters will only be restricted to new vehicles, in theory I could hurtle past all the previous super speedsters with impunity, but, as I don’t drive that fast, a priceless opportunity for schadenfreude missed. :wink:

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Breaking news…

Cars are to be made out of foam rubber and cotton wool in the future


Yes but of course this is allowed for when these systems are assessed. For example, when roadworks are being planned, they even assess the number of deaths that will occur as a result of accidents that always happen in roadworks.

First sensible idea for ages

Oh no not the Reliant robins again :blush:

… and tofu.

Isn’t that the same as cotton wool?

I don’t know, you tell me…

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Certainly in terms of flavour

An excellent plan - speed kills. Let’s get some sense into some drivers.

Sadly for some drivers, cotton wool seems to be the substance in their heads.

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This is an excellent development. Picking up a two year old Vitara tomorrow and I reckon its resale value is about to rocket :joy:

I couldn’t agree more :face_with_hand_over_mouth: I want all the toys and none of the compulsion :joy: