The Swedish National Road Administration is testing customized GPS receivers in about 1000 cars, according to this article in Technology Review. You can only see a brief excerpt right now, though the full article should be online eventually. I'll quote the bit I'm interested in:
The digital map databases built into the receivers included speed limit information for roads in several cities. In some of the cars, a black box on the dashboard flashed a light and emitted a warning noise whenever the driver exceeded the local limit. In others, the box displayed the speed limits in addition to the warning signal; and in a third group, the box was linked electronically to the gas pedal and imposed resistance whenever the driver was speeding.
There are other GPS-related innovations on the way, though none quite as annoying as this one. You libertarians and unreconstructed leadfoots out there might want to start practicing your letters of protest now.Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 14, 2002 to Technology, science, and math | TrackBack