Where is the Speed Controller in My Car?
I am just back from a week Holiday in South West part of England. Everyday was consist of quite good few hours driving for site seeing purposes.
Whenever I drive in UK, I feel it is so confusing. Too many instructions on the road, too many speed cameras with “watch your speed” signs. While I was driving through this instructions and signs jungle, literally I was going above the national speed limit (70 mph/112 kmh) time to time. Also while I was overtaking any vehicles, it was very tempting to raise the speed and overtake more.
Albeit the government is trying to “kill the speed” by introducing tough rules and regulations by penalising the drivers in various way. But there is no sign they will impose any tougher regulations to car makers, which might help to reduce speed on the motorway. A driver has the same experience of driving since the first drove a car. Nowadays the cars are more sleek, easy to speed up, quicker in turns but there is no effort has been made from the car industry to introduce any technology on the car, which will make the drivers to drive within the speed limit.
While I was driving in a comparatively less busy road sticking to the speed limit, I was missing a device which allow me to stay under the speed limit. The device could be like – the driver can set up the speed limit and “lock” the speed. Until he unlocks the limit, the car wouldn’t drive more than the speed he has intend to drive. If he needs to speed up he can override it. The use of the device can be voluntarily.
The car manufacturers are moaning and groaning about how their sales plummeting day by day and blaming the economy, but why don’t they realise that they have lack of innovation?
Whatever car you buy it serves the same purpose regardless how much you are paying. They have been marketing the cars as a sign of prestige, ego and social status. But they forget to promote them as a “need”. Nevertheless they completely ignored the necessity of introducing new features on the cars by introducing new technology.