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stinkwheel
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PostPosted: 12:57 - 10 Jul 2024    Post subject: Mandatory speed limiters, how to disable them? Reply with quote

I'm due a new company van soon and as it's new, it will most likely have a mandatory speed limiter fitted as well as lane departure warning.

In fairness, I rarely speed in it anyway but I have an almost pathological aversion to computers trying to tell me what to do, especially if it's in the form of intrusive audiable signals. To the extent i've totally stopped using self-checkouts because I get irrationally angry wih them unless they have a mute button (which most don't).

I know they can be turned off every time you start the vehicle but I'm looking for a simple workaround so i don't have to. I can usually break the equally annoying stop-start function within the first week by repeatedly fucking with it until it packs in. Thing is I have no idea how the speed limiters actually work.

Seems to me that the simplest thing will be to prevent it knowing what the speed limit is but how do they do this? Will it be a GPS system? Or do they optically read speed limit signs? If it's the latter, simple gaffa tape will suffice, which is how I'll tackle the lane departure warning.

If it's the former, I'm wondering if I'll be able to mess with the GPS settings so it's looking for the wrong signal? (I never use GPS for navigation anyway) Or possibly disconnect the GPS receiver? Or grasping at straws, isolate the GPS receiver in a mesh faraday cage?

I wont be able to get any chips reflashed because it's not my vehicle so anything I do would need to be reversable.
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PostPosted: 14:01 - 10 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on the manufacturer but cameras are the simplest system. You might want to print yourself a "national speed limit" (circle & black diagonal) show it to the car and then tape over the lens. What a delicious combination of subversion and absurdity Laughing As for GPS you'd need a parts diagram to know where it is and where the nearest connector is.

Ultimately the feature can be switched off in the ECU as no one in markets outside the EU would want such interference. Given the UK is no longer in the EU and no one at the Dept for Transport fancied implementing such a mandate just ahead of the election you'd be well within your rights to ask the dealer to permanently switch the intelligent speed assist off.
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PostPosted: 14:08 - 10 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wrap the van with enough aluminium foil to create a faraday cage?

GPS jammer might also work.

Things like this exist. https://byteflash.co.uk/speed-limiter-removal.shtml

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