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Motors Physical speed restriction?!

Discussion in 'General' started by ChriX, 4 Aug 2003.

  1. ChriX

    ChriX ^

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    I just saw on the news about these GPS things that can restrict the speed of your car to the limit it is where ever you are. They can also be used to nab you for speeding even without being caught by the police or cameras!

    I think it would be unsafe to physically limit your car, for example if you want to overtake something you want to get it done as quickly as possible, not be loitering on the other side of the road for half an hour while things drive into you.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Guest-16

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    You wont need to overtake someone if everyone drives at the same speed. However, that doesnt include stuff like tractors i spose, which ur right. Also, if u have your foot to the floor and then you go from a 30 to 70 your car will probably go out of control very quickly as you cant judge the speed if its limited unless it limits the pedal as well (but that depends on gear too i spose).

    Its just as dangerous as not speed limiting imo, and uber expensive.
     
  3. ChriX

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    This is true, but people don't do they, or there would never be any overtaking. There will always people that like to pootle along wide flat sections of main roads at 40.
     
  4. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    It should always be the driver who is in total control of the car, nothing else.
     
  5. Dad

    Dad You talkin to me?

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    I've been hearing stuff like this since the capabilities of GPS (and other technologies) became available. I wouldn't put too much thought into this as it would be extremely dangerous to take controll of the car away from the driver unexpectedly like that.
     
  6. :: Phat ::

    :: Phat :: Oooh shakalaka!

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    theres nothing worse... then when they drive into a 30 zone they keep it at 40!!! fools!
     
  7. bard

    bard Modding isn't what it used to be

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    I read about a system that made the gas pedal much harder to press once you reach the speed limit. You could still press the gas all the way down if you wanted, but your foot would get tired.
    It is made to prevent people from passively driving to fast.
     
  8. cderalow

    cderalow bondage master!

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    there's stuff in your car that keeps you from going too fast all ready... almost every car made these days has some form of governor that limits your speed in one of two ways:

    it actively shuts the fuel filter on and off so as to decrease the amount of gas fed to teh engine

    or it decreases the amount of fuel that goes througn the fuel filter with a valve...

    generally the speed for which it is set, is either in the car's computer, or the governor can be a separate item...




    as far as something else besides my lead filled foot from controlling my speed.... you'll see me dead first
     
  9. DeLorean5000

    DeLorean5000 New Member

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    Yeah really there are already enough laws and ****, if i want to speed i want to speed and ill pay for it, but they cant tell me how fast i can go...:grr:
     
  10. Guest-16

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    Uhh yes they can and they will. So also say the dead children too..

    /end emotional blackmail.
     
  11. -Rx-

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    ARGHHHHHHH!!

    These people make me mad... everyday, i follow cars through town to a national speed limit road. They lose me in the 30, cause they do 40mph, 1 mile down the road in the 60mph limit i catch them up.... what is wrong with these people! Should be removed from the gene pool by use of napalm IMO!
     
  12. :: Phat ::

    :: Phat :: Oooh shakalaka!

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    My car has a limiter at 7200rpm and it really gets on my tits when I hit it.... it makes a weird noise too :p the engine goes

    "gan gan gan gan gan gan"
     
  13. Sid

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    I'm afraid they can tell you how fast to go. I don't believe the government or whoever will change this for you, even if you try to "pay" them.
     
  14. cderalow

    cderalow bondage master!

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    none of my vehicles have them anymore.... the computers have been reprogramed, and the fuel management is handled by a different one...



    so i go as fast as I want to
     
  15. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Havent tried that on mine yet, it red lines at 7200 but I've only had it up to about 6500, well maybe 7000
     
  16. mashie

    mashie The one and only

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    I'm still waiting for that to happen... ;)
     
  17. ou7blaze

    ou7blaze sensational.

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    grannies and grandads in those 100hp toyota mini-cars...

    omg...it's so boring driving behind them, if it's one way you better pray then..
     
  18. DeLorean5000

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    well thats not really what i was sayin....... i was kinda already mad and then made it even worse:rolleyes: :worried:

    sorry
    i just mean i dont think that they should have like GPS's in every car and track you like of you go like 5 miles over trying to pass a car or somthing, and get a ticket for that...:eyebrow:
    i was kinda hyper:duh:
    so maybe is made it more clear? or probly worse....:duh: :duh: :confused: :thumb:
     
  19. andrew

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    Well people would probably derestrict their cars just like 80% of moped drivers do.

    Also remember. "speed isn't dangerous by it's self, it's using speed in the wrong situation"
     
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