EU Plans to Fit all Cars with Speed Limiters also include New Rules for Achievement Limiters on Scientists, Intelligence Limiters on Students

A prototype of a design under consideration by EU public safety and social justice experts.

Prototype of an advanced automobile design under consideration by EU public safety and social justice experts.

Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) scheme designers are preparing plans for new cars to be fitted with cameras that could read road speed limit signs and automatically apply the brakes when this is exceeded.  The new plans, which could also mean existing cars are sent to garages to be fitted with the speed limiters, preventing them from going over 70mph, are expected to be included in cars manufactured after the date the rules take effect. Also included in the EU’s proposals: an Intelligence Limiter on University Professors, Associate Professors, and University students. The new measures, announced by the European Commission’s Social Mobility and Community Fairness Division, include plans for a special Talent Limiter on actors, actresses, film directors, songwriters, performers, and recording artists. The commission is also proposing a strict Achievement Limiter on scientists, scholars, and researchers. Though the new rules are controversial, advocates claim the social justice and public safety benefits outweigh whatever minor inconveniences or individual compromises that may be required under the new rules.  The Commission will publish in the autumn a document by its social science experts which will no doubt refer its findings to the Commission’s Social Mobility and Community Fairness Division’s leadership. Read the rest of this entry »