'All new cars will be fitted with speed limiters from 2022 under tough EU safety rules.
New models will need to have Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) limiters as standard within three years after the European Commission approved the legislation.
The bill includes a raft of new safety measures that are now subject to the formal approval of the European Parliament and EU member states in September.
The rules will also come into force in Britain after the nation's automotive certification body said it plans to mirror EU rules post-Brexit.
Cars will be have to be equipped with safety systems such as data loggers, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, driver fatigue detection and reversing cameras or sensors.
All new models will need to have pre-wiring for alcohol interlocks to allow for the retrofit of in-car breathalysers for previously convicted drink drivers.
ISA technology works in conjunction with traffic-sign-recognition cameras and GPS data to determine the speed limit on the road the vehicle is being driven.
The system can then automatically adjust the restricted top speed by limiting the engine power.
However, drivers should be able to override the system by pushing hard on the throttle - just in case they're overtaking another motorist who has decided to put their foot down.
The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) called for all cars to have a switch to turn the ISA on or off, though each time a vehicle is started the feature will automatically be active.'
Read more: No more speeding! EU orders that all new cars will be fitted with mandatory technology that will force you stick to EVERY speed limit from 2022
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