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Company fits its own speed limiters

AN electronics distributor is predicting lower fuel costs and a safer fleet after introducing road and engine speed limiters to its vehicles.

Leyland Auto Electrical, of Preston, has already installed the system on five vans and will add it to any new vehicles joining the fleet. It is a distributor for Siemens VDO and has decided to install the VK2000 from the technology firm. Steve Rigby, workshop manager at Leyland, said: 'We have been impressed with the savings that customers are making with VK2000.

'Experience is proving that fitting the system not only saves fuel but reduced wear and tear and makes a positive contribution to safer driving. As a distributor, we already know the equipment is durable and reliable in operation.'

Functions on the system include a speed limiter, maximum engine speed limiting and up to four pre-set intermediate speeds. It has also been designed to be compatible with any future downloading of new limits using GPS or speed download beacons.

Siemens VDO is a global supplier of electronics and electrics to the automotive industry. During 2002, it generated sales of 8.5 billion Euro and has 43,000 employees.

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