Cruise Control to Limit the Top Speed of Some London Buses

By Gary Cutlack on at

Some of London's new buses will have their speeds automatically controlled from head office next year, as part of a trial to see if stopping drivers going too fast might have a positive impact on road safety.

The test will see the Intelligent Speed Adaptation system installed on some bus routes, as Transport for London experiments with ways to reduce accidents across the city. The tech uses a "digital speed map" to define the speed at which vehicles may travel along each section of road, allowing transport bosses to fiddle about with the numbers to see what happens. [Standard]