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New Car Encourages Drivers to Obey Speed Limits

posted: 03/25/15
by: Discovery.com Staff
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Ford announced today that the next iteration of the Ford S-Max will include technology that encourages drivers to obey posted speed limits. The European minivan will be equipped with a camera that can read speed limit signs and adjust engine torque accordingly.

"Drivers are not always conscious of speeding and sometimes only becoming aware they were going too fast when they receive a fine in the mail or are pulled over by law enforcement," said Ford of Europe's Stefan Kappes in a news release. "Intelligent Speed Limiter can remove one of the stresses of driving, helping ensure customers remain within the legal speed limit."

All hope is not lost for lead-footed drivers, however. Ford conceded that drivers will be able to temporarily override the system and surpass posted speed limits.

Click here to read Ford's full news release

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