Geokontrol Speed Limiter aims to cut speed and pedestrian accidents
Published: 05 October, 2015
A new speed limiter has been developed by AutoKontrol to help reduce the likelihood of pedestrians suffering serious or fatal injuries when being hit by vehicles in low speed designated areas.
The Geokontrol Speed Limiter cuts vehicle speeds to as low as 6mph in geo-fenced delineated areas.
It works by pre-loading the unit with Geo-Fence data which can be refined to cover any area as small as distribution centres or as large as a multi-hectare municipal refuse site or even a whole town centre.
On entering a Geo-Fenced site, a vehicle fitted with the Geokontrol Speed Limiter instantly has its speed reduced to the site limit. On leaving the site its speed reverts instantly to its normal road-legal speed.
The Geo-Fencing can be extended to cover any number of locations and in all cases will transfer the responsibility for speed control from the driver to the unit.
The system can be fitted to any diesel vehicle or wheeled plant with an electronic throttle and retro-fit prices start at just £360. Oldham-based Autokontrol has a nationwide network of engineers able to fit the Geo-Fenced Speed Limiter at the client's premises.
AutoKontrol Sales Director Stuart Gray said: ‘Low speed limits are becoming very common in areas designated as ‘high risk', often because vehicles are in close proximity to pedestrians and speeding vehicles are considered to be a major contributor to accidents.
‘Our Geokontrol Speed Limiter is perfect for the growing spread of low-speed industrial and commercial locations. Pedestrian collisions are not inevitable because they are both predictable and preventable.'
Suitable locations for this equipment include distribution/transport depots, landfill sites, airports, seaports, quarries and bus stations.