Ford's Intelligent Speed Limiter tech will first appear on the new Ford S-Max that's launching in Europe that could just change the way that we drive.
It would change me from ever driving another Ford.
Apparently the driver can sort of override the limiter for emergencies. I still don't like it.
A speed limit isn't really a moral value. I've gotten a few tickets over the years because I do see it as more of a suggestion or general guideline. Most cops see it that way, too. Traffic flow and relative speed have a lot more to do with safety than absolute speed.
Sometimes the idea of a self-driving car has some appeal -- especially in these days of stupid airport security regulations and the Three Stooges Administration. If I could get in my car, set the GPS, and doze off behind the wheel, I'd never fly anywhere in the 48. Being able to adjust to the posted speeds would be essential for a vehicle on auto-pilot. But I would want to be able to cut off the system completely -- as we do with cruise control.