BMW Australia has launched an interactive speed limit information system which displays the limit applicable to your current location in the instrument cluster or Head-Up Display.
How does ths system know what the speed limits are exactly? Well using cameras mounted on the side mirrors of course Once the camera picks up the speed limit from a road sign, the information is displayed for the driver and also sent to the OBC to compare to your current speed.
According to BMW, speed limits which are temporarily changed – such as school zones or road works – are detected when there is a road sign.
“This technology is a first for the Australian market, and typifies the approach BMW takes in respect to development of cutting-edge technology solutions,” explained BMW Australia’s Managing Director Stavros Yallouridis.
The system will become available on the BMW 760Li, 750Li and 750i later this year as a standard feature. The rest of the 7 Series range, as well as the 5 Series Gran Turismo, 5 Series Sedan and 5 Series Touring will get Speed Limit technology as an option, for AU$700.