New Jag speed limited!

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New Jag speed limited!

Post by Nigel » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:17 pm

Reading about the latest Jag XF and it can read speed limit signs and work with gps and sat nav to make the car comply with speed limit :ohmy: how long before that is compulsory? And what happens if you go to overtake and try to go over the speed limit and the car won't let you and you are stuck on the wrong side of the road and you can't accelerate :ohmy:

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Re: New Jag speed limited!

Post by GB » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:48 pm

I think the Nissan GTR has something similar, switches the restrictors off when it knows its on a racetrack.
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Re: New Jag speed limited!

Post by bull » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:50 pm

I cant see it ever been made compulsory,

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Re: New Jag speed limited!

Post by sprintster » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:51 pm

If people didn't buy them they would soon junk all this shite!

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Re: New Jag speed limited!

Post by bull » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:08 pm

why would anyone buy a car with that sh*t installed in it

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Re: New Jag speed limited!

Post by Brenhden » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:50 pm

GB wrote:I think the Nissan GTR has something similar, switches the restrictors off when it knows its on a racetrack.
That only applies in Japan and only though agreement between Nissan and the government. (I think).

Frankly I'm amazed this hasn't been law for years. I mean why do they sell cars that go over say 85?

By the way I am not endorsing this. It just seems really odd that 'the nanny state' hasn't applied this to new cars.
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Re: New Jag speed limited!

Post by Redmurty » Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:01 am

Brenhden wrote:
GB wrote:I think the Nissan GTR has something similar, switches the restrictors off when it knows its on a racetrack.
That only applies in Japan and only though agreement between Nissan and the government. (I think).

Frankly I'm amazed this hasn't been law for years. I mean why do they sell cars that go over say 85?

By the way I am not endorsing this. It just seems really odd that 'the nanny state' hasn't applied this to new cars.
because the car market is to big compared to the bike market for instance

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Re: New Jag speed limited!

Post by picos mestizo » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:18 am

I'm surprised 200mph motorcycles are allowed to be road registered.
If restrictions can be applied in certain licence categories then why haven't they been applied so that full licences meet certain speed / power criteria.
I'm no killjoy but whats the sense of a 200 mph machine on the road when there is nowhere in this country that you can legally exceede 70 mph. :whistle:
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Re: New Jag speed limited!

Post by Nigel » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:24 am

The problem isn`t so much being limited to 70mph it is that you wouldn`t be able to go past the speed limit you are in, so for instance the other day the car in front of me and myself were stuck behind a numpty doing 20 mph (really!) in a 40, so we both overtook, we would both of exceeded the 40 to get past but then slowed back down to 40, it was a country road and you could overtake if you were swift about it but if you hit 40 and couldn`t accelerate any more . . .

I presume the feature on the Jag has an on off switch? but how long before . . .

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Re: New Jag speed limited!

Post by snaf » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:53 am

I think you will find the system has been introduced due to customer demand, it's all to easy to lose your licence these days in cars like these, it's the reason I no longer have high performance cars. My vans with cruise control have driver settable speed control, set it to a speed limit in a city and all those wide open roads with 30/40 limits have no risks. Use it in average speed zones and you make far better progress if speeds are fluctuating.
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