NTSB has reportedly asked 17 automakers to install passive ISA technology in their new vehicles.
According to media reports, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has suggested that new cars should come with Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) technology as standard. This new tech warns drivers when their vehicle is above the speed limit.
Reports state that the ISA tech will come in two types: Passive and Active. The first type just sends warnings to the driver when driving over the speed limit. These warnings include visual, auditory, or haptic alerts. The second type is more intrusive, which actively makes speeding more difficult but not impossible. There are also said to be other active systems that can entirely prevent the drivers from going over the speed limit, however, specific examples of such systems weren’t mentioned by the NTSB.
NTSB has reportedly asked 17 automakers to install passive ISA technology in their new vehicles. The agency has also advised NHTSA to develop guidelines for states that could help in ISA interlock programs and reduce repeat offenders.
The need for the anti-speeding device arose after NTSB investigated a crash in North Las Vegas in early 2022. The incident was caused by a speeding Dodge Challenger, which ran a red light & entered the intersection at 103 mph. The car reportedly collided with five other vehicles, killing nine people. The agency also reports that in 2021, there were 12,330 speeding-related fatalities in the USA.
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