June 23, 2024 9:46 pm
Survey shows majority of US drivers in favor of anti-speeding technology in vehicles

A survey by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that 60% of drivers in the United States are in favor of vehicles providing audible and visual warnings when they exceed the posted speed limit. The survey, which involved 1,802 drivers, aimed to gather insights on how drivers feel about intelligent speed assistance systems (ISA).

Over-speeding is a major contributor to traffic fatalities in the US, with over 12,000 deaths linked to it in 2022 alone. Half of the drivers admitted to driving at least 15 mph over the limit within the past month, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The European Union has mandated that all new vehicles be equipped with ISA systems. These systems use technologies like speed sign-recognition video cameras and GPS-linked speed limit data to inform drivers of the current speed limit and alert them if they are surpassing it.

While technology advancements could potentially prevent over-speeding, there seems to be a trend towards adaptive cruise control and partial automation systems that allow drivers to maintain speeds of up to 90 mph. However, among surveyed drivers, over 80% expressed interest in having a feature displaying the current speed limit while more than 70% preferred an unobtrusive tone when the speed limit changes. Around half of respondents were open to vehicle technology that makes the accelerator pedal harder to press or automatically restricts speed.

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