UK: Drivers warned police could ‘hijack’ cars to limit speed from anywhere

Drivers have been warned that police could remotely ‘hijack’ your car to limit your speed from anywhere.

Clever anti-alcohol interlocks on cars are already able to override a vehicle to stop a driver who has failed a breathalyser from taking the wheel – but technology is set to go even further.

Tesla boss Elon Musk claims the driverless cars he is developing will be so safe that drivers will be able to sleep at the wheel while their vehicle navigates autonomously.

But the next frontier for ‘smart’ driving tech could go much further.

An expert is predicting authorities will in the future able to hijack tomorrow’s cars remotely – even while you’re still at the steering wheel – to slow down speedy drivers.