Drivers of new Ford Fiestas could soon have their speed limit capped - by their parents!
From January 1, Ford is set to include its revolutionary new 'MyKey' technology in all new Ford Fiestas as standard.
The technology allows users to set limits on how fast a car is driven and how loud the radio plays. It also disables the radio altogether if the driver's seat belt isn't buckled.
In an interview with paddocktalk.com, MyKey Europe architect Peter Patzelt predicted that the product would prove especially appealing to parents of young drivers.
"All parents know that if teenagers are experts at one thing, it's finding ways of getting into trouble. MyKey allows Fiesta owners to set sensible restrictions for young drivers and delivers peace-of-mind for parents," he said.
The technology is similar to that used in fleet tracking. Many fleet bosses like to monitor their drivers' speed in order to ensure that they are delivering goods as efficiently as possible.
Although some teenagers might be ticked off at the idea of limits imposed by their parents, many could be pleased to hear that these sort of devices are fantastic for improving fuel efficiency.
Telegraph.co.uk reports that they could also help reduce insurance premiums for young drivers, as they encourage safer driving.