Idea #25

An audio warning when an automobile reaches or exceeds a specified speed

Most roads have speed limits. A driver must remember to frequently look at the speedometer to check the car’s speed. Failure to do so at the wrong moment may result in a costly speeding violation. Speeding violations are especially a concern with speed cameras.

This idea proposes a way to help the driver avoid speeding. The driver specifies a speed at which a warning sound occurs. For example, if the driver wished to avoid speeds of 31 mph or higher, the driver might specify that the alarm sounds at 29 mph. Perhaps the driver enters the warning speed in a digital keypad.

In addition to helping the driver avoid tickets, the driver would be less distracted, because the driver would not need to frequently look at the speedometer.

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Glen Homan joined WikiIdea in December 2013 and has posted 14 ideas so far.

Glen Homan is an experienced entrepreneur. He founded, a retail ecommerce site offering a curated collection of fine greeting cards. Homan has a patent on technology that empowers online shoppers to browse greeting cards 5x faster than in stores or at websites without the technology. Earlier, Homan bought a nearly bankrupt chain of galleries selling prints, posters and custom framing. He turned the company around, expanded, and sold it to a public company. A Harvard MBA, Homan is the co-founder of WikiIdea.


  1. Rasheq Rahman

    April 18, 2014

    Several smartphone apps already do this. (e.g.Navigon app)