Europe is adding one awful technology to cars that could give Joe Biden this bad idea

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Europe is the birthplace of many of the terrible socialist ideas Democrats use to make life more miserable.

The continent is looking to crack down on drivers’ freedom.

And now Europe is adding one awful technology to cars that could give Joe Biden this bad idea.

European Union mandating that all new cars sold stop speeding

Advances in technology have added an array of safety features to cars that make them semi-autonomous.

New cars now have features like automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and dynamic cruise control.

The European Union is taking the next step by mandating that new cars sold after July 6, 2024, have intelligent speed assistance (ISA) installed.

ISA technology would alert drivers when they’re speeding with beeping or vibrations and could take control of the car to slow it down.

A camera on the front of the car would read speed limit signs and the internal GPS mapping system would let the car know the speed limit of the road it’s on.

If a driver refuses to comply with the car’s speeding warnings, the car will take control and bring the speed down to the posted limit.

The European Transport Safety Council predicted the technology would reduce accidents and deaths on the roads.

The Royal Automobile Club Foundation for Motoring director Steve Gooding told The Sunday Times the technology was “the beginning of the end of that world when people choose their cars on the basis of its top speed and the time it takes to accelerate from 0 to 60mph.”

Gooding added, “the car is going to decide what you can and can’t do.”

Biden administration pushing anti-speeding technology in the U.S.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended last year that all new vehicles sold in the U.S. have mandatory ISA technology installed.

NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy said that introducing the technology would reduce fatalities from accidents caused by speeding.

Fortunately, the NTSB lacks the regulatory power to force ISA technology on the automotive industry but the agency has been lobbying the federal government to make it mandatory.

Proponents claim that it would be one of the most effective ways to save lives.

“There are lots of things we can tweak that make crashes less likely and lethal, but one of the most powerful things we can do is slow cars,” Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences official Isabell Chu told NBC News.

Harvard University Kennedy School fellow David Zipper bluntly told NBC News that drivers shouldn’t have the freedom to speed.

“Nagging people to abide by speeding laws only works once in a while,” Zipper said. “A more natural place to focus is on car design.”

He added drivers have no reason to drive faster than 20 mph above the posted speed limit.

President Joe Biden’s 2021 bipartisan infrastructure bill had a provision tucked away in it that mandated a kill switch in cars starting in 2026 that would shut them down if the driver was deemed to be behaving erratically.

Europe could be the proving ground for the Biden administration’s next attack on driver freedom.

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