Intelligent Speed Assistance rolled out for city vehicles
While the city has already made a change to ensure safer streets by having speeding cameras up 24 hours a day, Mayor Eric Adams showed off technology to slow down city fleet vehicles.
The technology, known as Intelligent Speed Assistance, uses telematics, which collects and transmits data on vehicle use, like tracking the car’s location and speed.
As a result, the program knows the speed limit if you’re going too fast.
"If you really try hard, you'll get to 16, 17, and then the vehicle will draw you back,” said chief fleet officer Keith Kerman. “It will not allow you to accelerate once it’s exceeded the speed limit.”
A City Hall spokesperson says city employees speeding isn’t an issue, but the mayor is looking to further ensure safer roads.
The pilot program has been installed in 50 city fleet vehicles, with about 29,400 total city fleet vehicles expected to receive the technology in the coming months.
The technology will not be installed in emergency vehicles or the mayor’s cars.