Brickbat: Backseat Driver


Starting July 6, all new vehicles sold in the European Union and Northern Ireland will come with mandatory intelligent speed assistance, which will cause the vehicle to beep or vibrate and eventually slow down if the driver exceeds the speed limit. The technology was introduced as an option by many manufacturers in 2015. It was mandated by the E.U. in 2022, but drivers at that time had the option of switching it off.