New EU speed limiters which could launch in the UK next year should be ‘reconsidered’

New EU speed limiters which could launch in the UK next year should be ‘reconsidered’

11/02/2021

EU: Speed limiters to be implemented from 2022

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Campaigners have called for the Government to “reconsider” the new driving law after warnings from industry experts on the new EU device. AutoCar has previously claimed Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) technology was “slow to respond”.

Campaigner Christain Grealish also added the new tool would be a “major privacy concern”.

He has questioned what would happen to the data being stored by the new technology in a major concern for motorists.

He said: “I want the UK Government to reconsider the use of speed limiters on UK cars at any time.

“The EU have made a ruling that speed limiters should be introduced in 2022.”

He added: “A road test using an Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) device by AutoCar found the system was ‘slow to respond’ on occasions, and the tool was ‘confused by limits operating on nearby roads’ during some parts of their test drive.

“An EU Commission report also warned the new ISA could lead to drivers’ “diminished attention” on the road when the system isn’t in use.

“The ETSC will be introducing mandatory data loggers – this could be a major privacy concern. Where is the data being stored?”

The poll has so far received just over 200 signatures but was only started earlier this month.

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The petition currently has a deadline of 13 April 2022 with 10,000 signatures needed for a Government response,

The petition could even be debated in parliament if more than 100,000 sign the poll.

The technology could be fitted to new cars sold in the UK from as early as July 2022 even though the UK has already left the EU.

This is because the UK has retained most EU laws for new cars since leaving as a way to standardise the manufacturing process.

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