Items tagged with Speeding

Maverick of Top Gun may have a need for speed, but Volvo drivers will not be able to ride on the highway to the danger zone. Volvo Cars plans to impose a top speed limit of 180 kph on all of its vehicles by 2020. The company hopes that this limitation will reduce the number of speeding-related accidents. According to the United States National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 25% of all traffic fatalities in the United States in 2017 were caused by speeding. Volvo hopes that if they limit their vehicle’s speed limit to 180 kph (roughly 112 mph), they can eliminate speeding fatalities and injuries. Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive of Volvo Cars, remarked,... Read more...
In these days filled with visions of cars that will soon drive themselves and cars that will be able to fly (no word yet on cars that can fly themselves, though that also seems inevitable), the news of a technology that will help drivers ensure that they do not exceed speed limits may seem somewhat anticlimactic. That said, Ford has developed just such a technology and is planning to put it into cars in 2015.    Intelligent Speed Limiter, Ford's new speed-limiting technology, brings together two Ford technologies already in use — Traffic Sign Recognition and Adjustable Speed Limiter — to create a system that is capable of reading traffic signs and detecting speed cameras in... Read more...
When we were a teenagers, we might TP the house of someone we disliked. Some Maryland teenagers instead have figured out how to fool speed cameras by spoofing the license plates of their "enemies," resulting in those spoofed receiving unwarranted speeding tickets.Students have dubbed the prank the "Speed Camera Pimping Game." Originating from Wootton High School, students duplicate the license plates by printing plate numbers on glossy photo paper, using fonts that are similar to those on Maryland license plates. They then run by a speed camera, so that those they feel have "wronged them" receive a citation in the mail.Ironically, the school says it is a "Blue Ribbon School of Excellence." Excellence... Read more...
Update: We incorrectly reported that that Shaun Malone was found innocent of speeding. As PressDemocrat.com reports, the trial is still ongoing and is scheduled to resume on October 3rd. The judge "is expected to issue a ruling after hearing additional testimony in October, including from both sides' experts."   While an 11-year old, Louisville, Kentucky boy is using a toy radar gun to get drivers to slow down through his neighborhood, the police are finding that real radar guns might not be a match for GPS--at least not when contested in court.  According to a press release issued by Rocky Mountain Tracking, an 18-year old man, Shaun Malone, was able to successfully contest... Read more...
There is a story posted at CNN's technology news page today that explains what many companies are trying to do to speed up the pace at which users can upload files. It's not just a simple matter of flickin' a switch. "At first, most people viewed Web pages but did little to create or change them. Web journals, photo sites and video sharing didn't come until later. Even when users had a need to send information -- an e-mail here, a shopping transaction there -- the amount of data was small. High-speed Internet services that offered relatively slow speeds for sending, or uploading, data served most consumers fine. But as those consumers... Read more...