Mr Brown gets closer to complete State control

#1
With all the media focused on which bank will crash next. This was squeezed out very quietly on the Inside pages of yesterday broad sheets:

Drivers could have their speed controlled by satellite to stop them from breaking the limit following a Government trial of new technology.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/main.jhtml?xml=/motoring/2008/09/15/mnspeed115.xml

And we all know that what's voluntary now, will be law, and taxable, within 5 years time.
 
#2
Or not, given the technological limitations that the Torygraph report tries to brush under the carpet...

Is it me, or is the Torygraph starting to turn into the Daily Mail?
 
#3
Archimedes said:
Or not, given the technological limitations that the Torygraph report tries to brush under the carpet...

Is it me, or is the Torygraph starting to turn into the Daily Mail?
Same story was in the Mail last week. Looks like big sister has only just caught up.
 
#5
Paranoia In the Torygraph, shurely shome mishtake.
 
#7
I'm sure that this ridiculous idea would not apply to an MP's car,or Gubmint vehicles,for that matter!
 

BiscuitsAB

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#8
hah give it a week and they will figure that they can put an auto speeding ticket generator in your car and if you speed not only will they slow you down but will issue you with 3 points and £60 and if your really naughty your car will drive itself and you to the nearest fellon rehabilitation centre. Cnuts the lot of them.
 
#9
im sorry but it will never happen, for the same reason that they dont put limmiters on all vehicles, its dangerous!
I was always led to believe that you must adhere to the speed limit unless avoiding danger?

And yes the toriegraph does seem to be a lot more like the wail of late, who knows, in years to come i might even have to read the scum!
 
#10
GINandSHEARS said:
im sorry but it will never happen, for the same reason that they dont put limmiters on all vehicles, its dangerous!
I was always led to believe that you must adhere to the speed limit unless avoiding danger?

And yes the toriegraph does seem to be a lot more like the wail of late, who knows, in years to come i might even have to read the scum!
They did actually trial this system a couple of yeas ago on a motorcycle.
They binned it after it was (surprise suprise) found to be very dangerous. It hasn't stopped them continuing to try and develop the system further
 

Biped

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#11
Within our lifetimes there will be ubiquitous SatNav systems built into ALL new cars, with a much higher degree of positioning accuracy than ever before (Galileo).

I firmly believe that they will be comms capable and will not only grass us up for speeding (average speed over distance), but will also be a means of control for the engine, IE: your vehicle will be electronically registered to you, and linked to the DVLA.

No insurance: Engine no start.

No Licence: Engine no start.

No Road Tax: Location of vehicle passed to DVLA, picked up and towed away.

Think the technology is too hard, think again.
 
#12
Biped said:
No insurance: Engine no start.

No Licence: Engine no start.

No Road Tax: Location of vehicle passed to DVLA, picked up and towed away.
And the thing wrong with the above is........?
 
#13
It's all very nice but this government are going to be out on their arrse within 18 months and never see the corridors of Whitehall for at least a generation.
 
#14
How is a sat nav going to send any infomation to anyone its a reciever.

Unless we are all going to drive around with 4 metre sat dishes on the roof its simply not going to work. Dont start me on the bandwidth limitations or the cost.

Technically illiterate nonsense
 
#15
All_I_Want said:
Biped said:
No insurance: Engine no start.

No Licence: Engine no start.

No Road Tax: Location of vehicle passed to DVLA, picked up and towed away.
And the thing wrong with the above is........?
For those no problem, those people cause the rest of us problems and it all costs more.
The wider implication that it could be applied to aspects of life that inhibit freedom is worrying.
 
#16
yeoman said:
How is a sat nav going to send any infomation to anyone its a reciever.

Unless we are all going to drive around with 4 metre sat dishes on the roof its simply not going to work. Dont start me on the bandwidth limitations or the cost.

Technically illiterate nonsense
Um! Well as they already have system somewhat like this installed on some firms cars and truck plus it fits in laptops/Blackberry/mobile phones, I somehow doubt that the sat dishes are going to be needed.

Technically illiterate was it?
 

TheIronDuke

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#17
yeoman said:
How is a sat nav going to send any infomation to anyone its a reciever.

Unless we are all going to drive around with 4 metre sat dishes on the roof its simply not going to work. Dont start me on the bandwidth limitations or the cost.

Technically illiterate nonsense
As a technical buffoon I have to ask how Maclaren managed it when their F1 engine was tuned on the hoof by a computer located in Switzerland. And the device the size of a postage stamp that is placed in a sea container and tracks it around the world is sending shirley?

You would hope they could find a better use for sputnik technology than nicking motorists. But a question that bugs me...

We've had the technology for years to embed speed cameras in cats-eyes on the road. If cameras are the Nanny State cash cow many claim, why arent they doing this?
 
#18
yeoman said:
How is a sat nav going to send any infomation to anyone its a reciever.

Unless we are all going to drive around with 4 metre sat dishes on the roof its simply not going to work. Dont start me on the bandwidth limitations or the cost.

Technically illiterate nonsense
It might be at the minute... but progress can fix all of that.

All it takes is the equivalent of a text message each time you start your engine (a few times perday)... seems we've already got plenty of band width for that!
 
#19
TheIronDuke said:
You would hope they could find a better use for sputnik technology than nicking motorists. But a question that bugs me...

We've had the technology for years to embed speed cameras in cats-eyes on the road. If cameras are the Nanny State cash cow many claim, why arent they doing this?
Probably the same reason why speed cameras couldnt be hidden and have to be luminous yellow!
 
#20
Majorpain said:
TheIronDuke said:
You would hope they could find a better use for sputnik technology than nicking motorists. But a question that bugs me...

We've had the technology for years to embed speed cameras in cats-eyes on the road. If cameras are the Nanny State cash cow many claim, why arent they doing this?
Probably the same reason why speed cameras couldnt be hidden and have to be luminous yellow!
Speed cameras don't have to be yellow anymore. The law changed last year.

http://www.speedcheck.co.uk/FAQs02.htm
 

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