From next year all new cars will be required to have speed-limiting software to help prevent drivers from exceeding the limit.
The software, Intelligent Speed Assistance, will be mandatory for all new cars in the EU and UK.
The technology uses either a video or GPS-linked system to detect speed signs, and alerts the driver when they are exceeding the limit.
The system does not stop the driver from reaching higher speeds completely nor does it implement the brakes, instead it issues a series of alerts.
According to Confused.com, if the driver does not reduce their speed the vehicle eventually reduces power to the engine causing it to naturally slow down.
Will old cars need to get the system?
At the moment only new cars will be…