Motor vehicle operator identification and maximum speed limiter

  • US 7,959,177 B2
  • Filed: 06/03/2010
  • Issued: 06/14/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/14/2006
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An automotive vehicle comprising:

  • an on-board computer configured to control the automotive vehicle to a maximum speed;

    a first ignition key useable to gain access to the automotive vehicle and permit operation of the automotive vehicle, the first ignition key adapted to communicate information to the on-board computer, the on-board computer being arranged to receive the information from the first ignition key and limit the automotive vehicle to a maximum speed based on the information, the on-board computer being reprogrammable from limiting the automotive vehicle to a first maximum speed based on the information from the first ignition key to limiting the automotive vehicle to a second maximum vehicle speed based on the information from the first ignition key.

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