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Steve Farrell  says:

Return of speed control threat

A bike throttle which gets stiffer to force the rider to slow down has been developed in a European Commission research project. The system uses an electric motor attached to the throttle cable to increase stiffness when an onboard computer calculates the bike is going too fast. It could be used, along digital maps and GPS, to prevent speeding or...

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HOSBUSA

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HOSBUSA says:

So I can speed like a bastard in my car if  I want to but not on my bike. Yeah I know, cars are next for speed limiters. As I said before if I buy any bike with all that shit on it, I`ll rip it all out. If it can be made it can be unmade.

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martyn

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martyn says:

speed controller on bike

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I assume it has to be linked to a GPS to know there is a bend in the road but how does it know the rider or the bikes capability. In the first part the GPS bit this has to be some bit of kit to keep up with road alterations last year I drove (according to the GPS) for 20 KM  several metres to the side of the mapped road and other time advised to U turn as no road shown.

The second bit I assume some boffin  guesses what he thinks is a safe speed. The thought of the bike braking whilst lined up through a bend is a brown adrenalin moment co's all my bikes want to sit up and go straight on.

If this happen I'll stop buying new bikes and go with old stuff as they don't usually retro fit to old bikes.

Martyn

 

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