Physical Speed Limiting. - Toad, of Toad Hall.
Dave T Driver said in the tech forum:
Mercedes' have had this feature for quite a few years now,
you select either "cruise control" mode or "speed limit" mode. In
"speed limit" mode you select a speed by moving the cruise
stalk up and down (30, 35, 40mph etc) and the car
will not accelerate above this speed. As they all have electronic
throttle control (drive by wire) it feels as though the accelerator
pedal has gone dead when you reach the set speed. The
system can be over-ridden by flooring the accelerator (in case you
suddenly need to get out of trouble).
In 1998 I collected a customer's S-reg Merc E280 for its
first service, coming into a village with a 30 limit I
thought I'd try the speed limiter function. Set it to 30,
marvelled as the accelerator did indeed go dead at said speed,
slowed down, accelerated hard and it levelled at 30 again, bumbled
along at 30 for a mile or so and then got
bored... Floored the throttle, and spotted the radar-wielding WPC not five
seconds later, 400 yards ahead. Too late, 47mph, £60, 3 points,
just like that!


Fantastic idea DTD.

I've always said a limiter on all vehicles at 70 would be great. If it's good for PSV's and Lorries it must be good for all. A two stage switch for 30's and 40's would be even better. Camera's would be a thing of the past and within months we'd have a 95mph limit of roads.

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Physical Speed Limiting. - THe Growler
Bikes? Can see a need here.
Physical Speed Limiting. - Toad, of Toad Hall.
Bikes? Can see a need here.


If you're on decent twisties a 60mph limit would not be an issue!

Bikers alone out of all groups of motorists are religious about 30 limits.
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Physical Speed Limiting. - smokie
"Bikers alone out of all groups of motorists are religious about 30 limits"

- religious about exceeding them ya mean? ;-)
Physical Speed Limiting. - Toad, of Toad Hall.
"Bikers alone out of all groups of motorists are religious about
30 limits"
- religious about exceeding them ya mean? ;-)


If you could do 0-100 in 10 seconds you'd want to take every oppotunity to ride as slow as possible ready for those NSL drag racing start gates! ;-)
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