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System That Reads Road Signs

Posted December 19, 2016

Sometimes it is difficult to keep track of road signs while driving in poor air conditions or heavy traffic. The speed limit might change without noticing you. the Volkswagen Dynamic Road Sign Display checks how fast you should be going by flashing a most recent sign in front of the driver.

The system uses a forward-facing camera to recognise road signs and then display what it registers on the center console, head-up display or on the navigation system unit display. It can detect speed signs, highway exits, motorway-end signs and others. The rain sensors detect when it’s starting to rain and monitors any speed restrictions in wet conditions.

The system could be useful especially for foreign drivers who aren’t familiar with what makes a motorway different from a highway or autobahn. You can check out the system in action in the video below.

Source: Volkswagen

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