Under new rules agreed by the EU speed limiting technology Automotive Intelligent Speed Adaptation is to become mandatory for all new vehicles sold in Europe from 2022.

Under new rules agreed by the EU, speed limiting technology is to become mandatory for all new vehicles sold in Europe from 2022 including those in the UK regardless of the Brexit outcome.

The system works using a combination of GPS and digital mapping combined with forward facing cameras that can recognise speed limit signs. The system can be overridden temporarily but would otherwise act to automatically limit engine power if the vehicle was travelling at a speed higher than the current speed limit. Supporters of the technology argue that it will reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on the UK’s road network whilst doubters are concerned about the effect of automatic speed control on driver behaviour and the reliability of the technology under all road conditions.

This event will provide an overview of the technology and then explore the benefits and disbenefits from the introduction of this technology from a road safety and driver behaviour perspective.

Starts

Tuesday, 12th November 2019 at 6:00pm

Ends

Tuesday, 12th November 2019 at 8:00pm

Venue

WSP, 70 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1AF