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Old 03-04-2019, 06:51 AM   #1
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Volvo has announced it will electronically limit the top speed of all its cars to 112mph from 2020, in a bid to reduce the number of accidents where speed is a factor. The speed restrictor forms part of the firm’s safety push towards its stated aim that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by the end of the decade.

In addition to limiting the outright top speed of its new cars, Volvo plans to introduce smart speed control and “geofencing” technology on its future models to automatically limit speeds around hospitals and schools. Whether or not the technology will be fitted to new Volvos only, or retrofitted to the firm’s most recent models, is yet to be confirmed.

According to Volvo, above a certain speed, driver assistance technology is no longer effective at preventing serious injury or death in the event of an accident. The Swedish firm quotes figures from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration showing that, in 2017, 25 per cent of all traffic fatalities in the USA were caused by excessive speed.

Volvo also plans to tackle the issues of driver intoxication and driver distraction, both of which it recognises as equally serious causes of death and injury on the road. The firm will discuss its ideas for these safety concerns at an event in Gothenburg later this month.

Håkan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo Cars, said: “We want to start a conversation about whether car makers have the right or maybe even an obligation to install technology in cars that changes their driver’s behaviour, to tackle things like speeding, intoxication or distraction. We don’t have a firm answer to this question, but believe we should take leadership in the discussion and be a pioneer.”
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:38 AM   #2
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Somehow, I don't think their clientele will even notice.
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:39 AM   #3
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This can't include the Polestar variants.....
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:59 AM   #4
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My F150 has a speed governor of 105mpg despite the tech saying 120mph. Don’t ask how I found this out.

My grandmothers Lincoln townecar with the old 5.0 mustang v8 engine also had a limited of 105mph. I did enjoy doing burnouts in that car.

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Old 03-04-2019, 10:12 AM   #5
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Everyone needs "safe" spaces.
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:55 AM   #6
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honestly I do not see this as an issue. Thats basically the Teslas top speed...


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Old 03-05-2019, 06:17 AM   #7
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Eh they probably got killer deal on SR tires from China
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:15 AM   #8
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Big Brother knows best. “Geo fencing”
Lovely.
I want my car to control me and my behavior.

****s outa control and this will only spread to a brand you love.
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Old 03-05-2019, 10:16 AM   #9
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I had a buddy with an S10 Blazer back in high school, that thing was governed at like 85mph.
This isn't anything new.
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Old 03-05-2019, 03:34 PM   #10
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Can top speeds be raised with aftermarket tuning?
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Old 03-05-2019, 03:35 PM   #11
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Just make these speed limiters less invasive...

I hit the limiter on my WRX years back and I swear it was a total fuel cut, not just a "max speed". Scared the crap out of me. Was also VERY dangerous upsetting the chassis at speeds like that.

of course, I was on a closed road.
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Old 03-05-2019, 04:01 PM   #12
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Big Brother knows best. “Geo fencing”
Lovely.
I want my car to control me and my behavior.

****s outa control and this will only spread to a brand you love.
No kidding. Hitting fuel cut wall going 112 in school zone could hurt some kids.
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Just make these speed limiters less invasive...

I hit the limiter on my WRX years back and I swear it was a total fuel cut, not just a "max speed". Scared the crap out of me. Was also VERY dangerous upsetting the chassis at speeds like that.

of course, I was on a closed road.
Ford does a good job. When I hit 105 on my personal closed racetrack, it didn’t cut fuel or have some abrupt reaction, it simply allowed me to stop accelerating past that mark.

I’ve only tried this once. Besides that, I haven’t gone above 90 (80mph highway)
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Old 03-05-2019, 10:25 PM   #14
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Mine is governed at 155. I have come close ish at VIR.
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:03 PM   #15
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maybe they should make it so you can only accelerate at a "brisk" pace for safety like subaru does with the crosstrek and 2.5 legacy and outback.
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maybe they should make it so you can only accelerate at a "brisk" pace for safety like subaru does with the crosstrek and 2.5 legacy and outback.
Ouch
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I really want to know...what kind of data do they have on fatalities in their modern cars related to speeds that high?
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:53 AM   #18
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I recalled reading this a few weeks ago, would put Volvos at a disadvantage....

No speed limit? That could become a reality for two California highways

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics...226582279.html

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A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make the state part of an exclusive club: The state would become one of the rare places in the world with highways with no speed limit.

State Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, has introduced Senate Bill 319, which would add two lanes each to the north- and south-bound lanes of I-5 and Highway 99 — those lanes would have no upper speed limit. Moorlach argued in the bill language that “traffic congestion increases the emissions of greenhouse gases as it causes automobiles to idle longer while on roadways.“
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Guess they won't need these anymore:

https://paultan.org/2006/03/31/frenc...rx-chase-cars/

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Fuji Heavy Industries has just won a contract to supply high-speed chase cars for the Gerdarmerie Nationale police of France. Fuju Heavy Industries who manufactures Subaru cars, will supply 63 Subaru Impreza WRX cars to replace the “rapid interventio bridge” department’s existing Peugeot 306 S16 and Renault Megane Coupe high-speed chase cars. These cars could only go to a maximum of 190 km/h, but the new Subaru Impreza WRX can touch over 240 km/h, allowing the police force to keep up in the most high-paced chases where the driver of the vehicle has to be stopped immediately.
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I recalled reading this a few weeks ago, would put Volvos at a disadvantage....

No speed limit? That could become a reality for two California highways

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics...226582279.html
will never go anywhere unfortunately. Would be awesome to have a vehicle class speed limit on certain roads. Especially on empty roads, it's pretty silly that performance/sports cars are supposed to drive the same speed as long haul trucks (aside from roads with truck limits, obviously).
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Guess they won't need these anymore:

https://paultan.org/2006/03/31/frenc...rx-chase-cars/
These were in service for 5 years (2006 to 2011), they're long gone.
They were replaced with the 3rd gen RenaultSport Megane (which incidentally has a slightly lower top speed that the WRX it replaced).

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escadr...9;intervention

I wonder what would happen if I take my 112-mph governed Volvo on a long downhill (say 10% grade or something); I wouldn't need to rely on engine power to go past 112-mph, I'd just get up to the governor speed and then I'd freewheel into neutral.
I'd be bummed if one of the nanny systems started to apply the brakes .
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These were in service for 5 years (2006 to 2011), they're long gone.
They were replaced with the 3rd gen RenaultSport Megane (which incidentally has a slightly lower top speed that the WRX it replaced).

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escadr...9;intervention

I wonder what would happen if I take my 112-mph governed Volvo on a long downhill (say 10% grade or something); I wouldn't need to rely on engine power to go past 112-mph, I'd just get up to the governor speed and then I'd freewheel into neutral.
I'd be bummed if one of the nanny systems started to apply the brakes .
You’d be bummed about about a nanny device apply the brakes in a situation which you would likely never experience? Hell, the could just have a gear lock out feature preventing you from going from drive to neutral.
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You’d be bummed about about a nanny device apply the brakes in a situation which you would likely never experience? Hell, the could just have a gear lock out feature preventing you from going from drive to neutral.
This. Seriously, how many go over a hundred that it would matter? (On public roads). I've done over 100 three times in my 33 years of driving (only once over 110). Not really caring as this would have minimal to no *impact* on any car I drive.

But it would keep car thieves and cop runners with a slightly better chance at being alive should there be an accident (and allow them to be caught easier too).

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will never go anywhere unfortunately. Would be awesome to have a vehicle class speed limit on certain roads. Especially on empty roads, it's pretty silly that performance/sports cars are supposed to drive the same speed as long haul trucks (aside from roads with truck limits, obviously).
First you have to get through to those that don't comprehend what "slower traffic keep right" means to even begin implementing a class speed limit.

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