Your Future Car Will Beep Constantly To Keep You Safe


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As India is gearing towards safer cars in the future, the government is busy making guidelines for the same. The government has made the speed warning mandatory for Indian cars from July 1, 2019. Guess what, the recently launched Maruti Ciaz Facelift already has this feature.

All the new cars that will go on sale after the 1st of July 2019 will get speed warning indicators that will beep in intervals or continuously, depending on the speed of the vehicle. Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), has said that this feature is extremely important as it will irritate the driver continuously to an extent and force him to bring the speed below the limit.

The speed warning system is designed to alert the driver with 2 beeps every 60 seconds after the speed of 80 km/h. However, when the vehicle crosses the speed of 120 km/h, the system starts making continuous beeps. The warning system cannot be turned off manually and cannot be overridden. Damle said that the speed management system will be effective in controlling the growing number of accidents in the future. Notably, this system cannot be turned off, and this is how it works in real life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsbP4g6j5Qo#action=share

The speed warning system will not be applicable to the emergency vehicles like the police cars and the ambulances. Apart from the new Maruti Ciaz, the S-Cross is also likely to get this feature soon. Even the upcoming Maruti Ertiga and the Hyundai Santro are likely to get this feature in less than 2 months from now.

Overspeeding is one of the main reasons for accidents on Indian roads. Roads can be unpredictable in India. From stray animals to pedestrians and even potholes can throw surprises at you on the road. Keeping the speed under the limit can ensure shorter braking distances and keeping the vehicle under control. High-speed driving gives less reaction time to the drivers, which causes major accidents.

The Indian government is also making many other features mandatory like the seat belt warning, rear parking sensors and driver-side airbag. The upcoming cars will also be tested for safety ratings in India in the coming times. From 2019, the Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP) will be in place that will assess the new vehicles for various safety parameters.

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Re: Your future car will beep constantly to keep you safe: Maruti Ciaz already does i

Roads can be unpredictable in India. From stray animals to pedestrians and even potholes can throw surprises at you on the road.
Root cause is already identified but the 'fix' is made elsewhere, like chopping off the head as a remedy for head ache [frustration]
Govt and of-course 'we' people still believe the safety being reinforced with these toons.

I don't have a different opinion on slower speeds being safer, but how could adding a warning buzzer could get things on place? Even we have speed governors mandatory for commercial vehicles, now how many vehicles actually are running below 80 kmph and how are they monitored? People find an easy fix to override these useless features. Again 'we' pay for something which is useless [frustration]
 
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Re: Your future car will beep constantly to keep you safe: Maruti Ciaz already does i

As India is gearing towards safer cars in the future, the government is busy making guidelines for the same. The government has made the speed warning mandatory for Indian cars from July 1, 2019. Guess what, the recently launched Maruti Ciaz Facelift already has this feature.

All the new cars that will go on sale after the 1st of July 2019 will get speed warning indicators that will beep in intervals or continuously, depending on the speed of the vehicle. Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), has said that this feature is extremely important as it will irritate the driver continuously to an extent and force him to bring the speed below the limit.

The speed warning system is designed to alert the driver with 2 beeps every 60 seconds after the speed of 80 km/h. However, when the vehicle crosses the speed of 120 km/h, the system starts making continuous beeps. The warning system cannot be turned off manually and cannot be overridden. Damle said that the speed management system will be effective in controlling the growing number of accidents in the future. Notably, this system cannot be turned off, and this is how it works in real life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsbP4g6j5Qo#action=share

The speed warning system will not be applicable to the emergency vehicles like the police cars and the ambulances. Apart from the new Maruti Ciaz, the S-Cross is also likely to get this feature soon. Even the upcoming Maruti Ertiga and the Hyundai Santro are likely to get this feature in less than 2 months from now.

Overspeeding is one of the main reasons for accidents on Indian roads. Roads can be unpredictable in India. From stray animals to pedestrians and even potholes can throw surprises at you on the road. Keeping the speed under the limit can ensure shorter braking distances and keeping the vehicle under control. High-speed driving gives less reaction time to the drivers, which causes major accidents.

The Indian government is also making many other features mandatory like the seat belt warning, rear parking sensors and driver-side airbag. The upcoming cars will also be tested for safety ratings in India in the coming times. From 2019, the Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP) will be in place that will assess the new vehicles for various safety parameters.

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These beeps aren't a deterrent for those hell bent on overspeeding. It will be removed by them at dealer or FNG level. They are just additional cost and serve no purpose.
 
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This is very good move as 50% accident occur because of overspending.

But yes, for few people it will irritate, those people who want safety features so that they could drive at high speed.
 
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The limit on many NHs is 90. So if you are still within the limit, you have to hear a beep every 2 mins. Now that is seriously annoying...
 
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speed warning beep will be annoying while driving. when on highways we tend to go around 90-100kmph. will be super annoying during the drive.

Well instead why don't they have stricter NCAP rules at par with GNCAP. Make all the manufacturers abide to minimum 3 GNCAP score.

Agreed that in high speed accident even 5 star score will not be enough but all the same putting speed governors is useless addition.
 
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This is like when Coimbatore traffic police installed barricades at an intersection, to avoid accidents but causing huge traffic jam. But the cops are happy as the vehicles are crawling, there won’t be any fatal accidents.

120kph speed alert should be sufficient for majority of road users. My issue is the beep every 2 minutes above 80kph. Even buses drive faster than that and many highways now have 100kph speed limit.

To reduce accidents, the government should improve infrastructure even if not on all highways but at least on toll roads, where the average speed is higher. They should make all busy highways with toll booths, access controlled and make sure slow moving vehicles go on the left by imposing fines. And bikes should have dedicated lanes on extreme left.
 
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So government's view is that if you drive at 70 in a 120 Speed limit highway there will be fewer accidents ? How shortsighted it is, not to mention how annoying it will be ??

Driving at 90 is a rather safe speed these days considering the quality of roads we have..
And also I beg to defer to the fact that 50 % of the accidents happen due to high speed..
 
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