Re: GPS Car speed control advancing in UK

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sun Jan 28 2001 - 15:00:14 MST wrote:

> Ugh - I read this with dread. As someone who has always gotten pleasure out
> of high-performance cars (and other machines) (see:
>, I sincerely hope this kind of
> technology WILL be used to improve the safety and reliability of autos and
> other transportation technology, but that it won't tempt the nannies to
> castrate high-performance cars.

AMEN. One of the few things that makes the commute tolerable is pushing
past the speed limits wherever you can safely and without getting a
traffic nannie on your tail. If they are going to make card that
enforce their asinine speed limits then they can jolly well make the
damn rolling box drive itself so I can do more productive things during
my commute. I don't see anywhere that says that random bureaucrats have
the right to bore me to tears for n hours of the day.

Speaking of getting bored driving, has anyone here seen a system or
rolled your own that does good email/web surfing by voice? By good I
mean that it also does voice to speech so I can reply with text rather
than voice messages. I have seen companies that let me reply with a
voice mail.

- samantha

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