Intelligent Speed Adaptation, the so called ‘Spy in the cab’ moved a step closer with the announcement that Transport For London (TfL) is to trial a system for six months in its 20 of its own vehicles including a London bus and in a black cab.
Yet more proposals from the EU being examined by DfT that will remove control from the driver:-
Motor Vehicles Safety (link now dead)
How long before the driver is merely there to park the vehicle at journeys end? The latest piece of high-tech statutory nannying proposed is an on-board tyre pressure monitoring device to ensure that Co2 emission reductions are met! They are also consulting on a legal spec for tyre noise and grip although tyres manufactured for cars built prior to 1990 will not be expected to comply.