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Engine governors have been around for years. Just ask Abrams tank drivers or Mercedes owners frustrated at being unable to extract the maximum performance from their hyper-expensive vehicles. However, a group of researchers at Leeds University have come up with numerous new ways in which electronic nannies could interfere with driving. Some of them are interesting anti-theft options (as in stolen cars being limited to 20mph but why not just limit them to zero?), while others are more insidious and not to our liking, besides being, in our view, safety hazards.

Speed of cars 'will be limited by computer'

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