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Volvo’s EX30 with Google built-in passes new EU speed limit warning requirements

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Volvo’s EX30 EV with Google built-in has a new in-vehicle speed limit-announcing safety feature that has passed the European General Safety Regulation (GSR) thanks in part to its use of Google Maps data for accuracy. The technology, known widely as Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA), augments the current posted speed limit on the instrument display at all times and warns drivers when they’re going too fast.

ISA isn’t exactly a new feat; many vehicles have had the ability to reproduce speed limit signs for the driver for years. It generally works by vehicles using various visual systems to pick up on posted speed limit signs and often combines that with built-in navigation map data. However, there’s plenty of nuance when it comes to speed…

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