On 2 Dec 2005 14:03:36 -0800, "CBeech" <CBeech23@gmail.com> wrote:
>A governor wouldn't work in the same way. You could still go 65 in a 25
>zone. This would prevent this, as it incorporates the road you are
>travelling on into the data. This worries me. What happens if you are
>traveling off a public road, where it is legal to go any speed (like a
>dragstrip, or autox course) Does the system recognize this, or just use
>the road closest to where you are? Would police have access to this
>information, as it would track position. I hope this doesn't make it to
Agreed. I was thinking highway, not other.
My guess would be transponders which tell the car the max speed and it
adjusts the chip. So, you could have transponders at a dragstrip which
tell the chip that max speed is 500 mph or whatever, which would free
the car to go at max.... on the Salt Flats it would say 1000mph and,
so far, nothing would be impeded.
Of course, the next step is automatic citations, which would free up
law enforcement for other duties (like guarding Dunkin Donuts as some
people seem to think is the only other thing we do).
.....or, it could be the lead in for auto piloting. The beginning of
the end for driving.
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