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Old 03-08-05, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default Speeding - good news and bad news.

The good news
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/.../30/ixmot.html

The bad news
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/.../30/ixmot.html
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Old 03-08-05, 10:33 AM   #2
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People think this technology is futuristic and "not in my lifetime" but could'nt be more wrong.It's here and now and just requires a political nudge to implement.There will be no need for archaic cameras when a chip in your vehicle will tell them all they want to know.Shares in KY anyone?
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Old 03-08-05, 10:57 AM   #3
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Those IBM boxes sound magic - presumably they'll be completely tamper proof so they always give 100% true readings and never let someone speed while a bit of it is disconnected

I can already see the lines of "black box" hackers gearing up to let people drive at 160+ and have the box list it as 30...

Of course, IBM won't mind since they'll then be able to make a pile of extra cash fighting/chasing them. Who needs to forge money when you can rake it in with junk like this??
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Old 03-08-05, 10:57 AM   #4
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Default Re: Speeding - good news and bad news.

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"This inaccuracy rate can be increased when the laser is trained on the front of a machine and when the rider is wearing black leathers. "

YAY!

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Old 03-08-05, 01:06 PM   #5
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Poor man's fix: maybe covering the box with a layer of lead? (or whatever stops the box from transmiting)

I guess that in UK could be really difficult to implement. If they really want to stop people from speeding they should change the laws so no vehicle can go over the limit.... The automotive industry generates way too much money, it would be like killing the chicken of the golden eggs...
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Old 03-08-05, 01:13 PM   #6
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The safety implications of such a device would be catastrophic.
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Old 03-08-05, 01:15 PM   #7
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Poor man's fix: maybe covering the box with a layer of lead? (or whatever stops the box from transmiting)

I guess that in UK could be really difficult to implement. If they really want to stop people from speeding they should change the laws so no vehicle can go over the limit.... The automotive industry generates way too much money, it would be like killing the chicken of the golden eggs...
Ah, you're falling into their trap there - they WANT you to cover the box in lead, so all that extra weight makes you go slower...
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Old 03-08-05, 01:23 PM   #8
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Ah, you're falling into their trap there - they WANT you to cover the box in lead, so all that extra weight makes you go slower...
ouch! got me!
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Old 03-08-05, 07:18 PM   #9
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on the upside it wont be designed to be put on the bike/car at the design stage and like all current speed limiting technolgy - (japanese 100mph french 100bhp) they can be removed.
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Old 03-08-05, 08:49 PM   #10
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The safety implications of such a device would be catastrophic.
Would the comrade care to elaborate?
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