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Stalling Speedster: The NTSB calls for more speed-limiting tech in new vehicles

Washington D.C.— The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) based in Washington, D.C. asked 17 automakers to add anti-speeding tech to new vehicles as a response to automotive and civilian deaths due to reckless driving. 

Specifically, the NTSB’s request comes in response to a crash in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2022 that killed nine people. The crash was caused by a driver travelling 103 mph in a 2018 Dodge Challenger and losing control over the vehicle. 

Some automakers that the NTSB reached out to included BMW, Ford, GM, Honda and VW. 

The NTSB recommended that new vehicles have a speed warning system at minimum. The organization also asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to require speed-limiting tech in new vehicles and recommended the group add testing criteria for the functions in its new car assessment program (NCAP). 

 

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