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How Speed Limiters Work

By: Patrick E. George  | 

Author's Note

In Germany, there are stretches of the Autobahn where there are no speed limits. This is why a lot of high-end European cars are very comfortable at high speeds, and often have much higher top speeds than cars built in other parts of the world. While this article did get me thinking about disabling the speed limiter on my own car, I don't think I'll do it. There are very few places in North America where you can sustain speeds of 130 mph (209.2 km/h) or more— at least, not without getting arrested. But maybe I'd do it if I knew a trip to the Autobahn was in order.

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