NYC’s pace limiter trial leaves the EU within the mud

Late final week, the Metropolis of New York introduced a revolutionary technique to curb the issue of dashing utilizing pace limiters. It’s not solely a primary for the town, however an enormous improve on efforts rolled out this yr in Europe. 

As a part of a brand new six-month pilot program, 50 metropolis fleet autos are fitted with lively clever pace help (ISA), which restricts a car’s most pace, stopping it from exceeding native pace limits.

If profitable, the Metropolis of New York will lengthen the initiative throughout the Metropolis’s total 30,000 car fleet, which incorporates fireplace engines, police vehicles, sanitation vehicles, road pavers, and passenger autos, unfold throughout 60 businesses. 

What’s a pace limiter, and the way does it work?

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A pace limiter (additionally known as a pace governor or Clever Velocity Assistant) is designed to forestall a car’s pace from exceeding a sure threshold.  

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