The British government is funding a £1.9 million (US$3.2 million) research project to test speed-control technology in cars that could reduce accidents. A new system using global positioning system and intelligent speed-adaptation technology automatically keeps vehicles within the speed limit.
“The DfT is optimistic the technology could reduce the number of people killed and injured on the UK’s roads. The department says an earlier project concluded that an intelligent speed limiter could reduce fatal accidents by 19 per cent, and injuries by 10 per cent.”
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