[time-nuts] OT (well.. speed related, so only half OT) - US vehicle speed limitations

Tom Holmes tholmes at woh.rr.com
Tue Sep 20 21:59:35 UTC 2011


It is the manufacturers call, based solely on engineering issues. Well,
occasionally there is product liability concern, but even that is usually
the result of some limitation of the hardware.

Tom Holmes, N8ZM
Tipp City, OH

> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
> Behalf Of Javier Herrero
> Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:05 PM
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: [time-nuts] OT (well.. speed related, so only half OT) - US
vehicle speed
> limitations
> Hello,
> A friend of me has asked in a cars forum about an imported car from US
> (Florida) that appears to have an electronic speed limitation to 130mph.
> Usually these cars (a Jaguar XKR) are factory speed limited to 155mph,
> like a lot of Mercedes, BMWs and Audis. We would like to know if it is
> mandatory in the US, or at least in some US states, to sell cars with
> electronic speed limitation at 130mph, or if this limitation is called
> by different reasons (e.g. insurance companies)
> Thanks! Regards,
> Javier
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