The European Union has ordered that all new cars be fitted with mandatory technology that requires drivers to adhere to every speed limit from 2022.
All new car models will need to have Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) limiters as standard within three years of the European Commission approving the legislation. The bill also includes new safety measures that are now subject to the formal approval of the European Parliament and EU member states in September.
Under the new legislation, cars will have to be equipped with safety systems such as data loggers, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, driver fatigue detection and reversing cameras or sensors.
ISA technology works alongside traffic-sign-recognition cameras and GPS data in order to determine the speed limit on roads that vehicles are being driven on.
The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has said that all cars are to have a switch that will turn the ISA on or off. However, each time a vehicle is started the feature will automatically be active.
The ISA will instantly inform the driver that they have to reduce their speed if they are over the limit.