Canada sucks 67 replies

Please wait...

Guns4Hire

I'm too cool to Post

50 XP

22nd September 2002

0 Uploads

15,559 Posts

0 Threads

#1 13 years ago

http://www.cnn.com/2005/AUTOS/12/01/canada_gps_speed/index.html (not a garage topic. But a general public issue)

Canadian auto regulators are testing a system that would enforce speed limits by making it harder to push down the car's gas pedal once the speed limit is passed, according to a newspaper report.

The system being tested by Transport Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Department of Transportation, uses a global positioning satellite device installed in the car to monitor the car's speed and position. If the car begins to significantly exceed the speed limit for the road on which it's travelling the system responds by making it harder to depress the gas pedal, according to a story posted on the Toronto Globe and Mail's Website.

Way to invade on privacy:rolleyes: Ahh, yet another device for us to bypass. Nothing good can become of this retarded move.




KoЯsakoff

Captain

50 XP

7th November 2003

0 Uploads

6,585 Posts

0 Threads

#2 13 years ago

They are trying to enforce some sort of system here too! Only then you can't go faster then the speed limit. It just won't go faster.. /me trying to find the article..

But indeed, a stupid enforcement, but not invading your privacy as you stated.




Guns4Hire

I'm too cool to Post

50 XP

22nd September 2002

0 Uploads

15,559 Posts

0 Threads

#3 13 years ago
KoЯsakoff but not invading your privacy as you stated.

O rly? Re-read the article about GPS ;)




MrFancypants Forum Admin

The Bad

217,011 XP

7th December 2003

0 Uploads

20,003 Posts

6 Threads

#4 13 years ago

Time to move to Germany where you can drive as fast as you want (on certain highways).




FileTrekker Über Admin

I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.

269,300 XP

15th December 2002

85 Uploads

22,518 Posts

1,747 Threads

#5 13 years ago

Ah yes. God bless The Autobahn.


Danny King | Community Manager | GameFront.com



KoЯsakoff

Captain

50 XP

7th November 2003

0 Uploads

6,585 Posts

0 Threads

#6 13 years ago
ßeef FlapsO rly? Re-read the article about GPS ;)

So they know were you are in you're car... Imo that isn't really a break on your privacy.. That would be more like tapping your phone..




Revenge VIP Member

Shizzle my nizzle

117,165 XP

28th July 2004

0 Uploads

10,354 Posts

0 Threads

#7 13 years ago

Next they will be driving the car for you. Really, speeding isn't really an issue where I live. The majority of accidents on the road in Britain are from lorrie drivers falling asleep at the wheel. The drunk chavs don't usually go on the moterways after they're pissed - they remain within the cities, where they can't drive faster than 30 without hitting a wall.




[CoUk]niu

I take what n0e says way too seriously

50 XP

12th March 2004

0 Uploads

2,110 Posts

0 Threads

#8 13 years ago
MrFancypantsTime to move to Germany where you can drive as fast as you want (on certain highways).

Or sit still for hours while the rescue services clears the road from debris. Ever tried christmas traffic in Germany?:)




FileTrekker Über Admin

I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.

269,300 XP

15th December 2002

85 Uploads

22,518 Posts

1,747 Threads

#9 13 years ago

Actualy, the autobahns in germany are surprisingly safe. Only 10% of traffic related deaths in germany occur on the autobahns. There quite a brilliant thing, actualy, a highway designed for fast moving, civilised, quality driving.


Danny King | Community Manager | GameFront.com



KoЯsakoff

Captain

50 XP

7th November 2003

0 Uploads

6,585 Posts

0 Threads

#10 13 years ago

Atleast the autobahn is a highway were you can drive at "normal" speeds. Here they've cutted down the speed to 80 km/h at some pieces, and others have a 100 and 120 km/h.. Germany, here I come :p