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post #1 of 13 Old 06-24-2016, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Speed Signs

I never knew that some cars can read speed signs! Some can accelerate or break to match the speed limits.

Because Australia has so many different sizes and shapes this ability to read speed signs doesn't work very well.

I think I'm relatively up to date with this type of technology but, in this case it seems I'm not. I'm interested to hear if most of you knew this.

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I know some new volvos has that system.
Its a camera in the windshield that manages to read the speed signs. In sweden and hole europe (well lets se whats happens to england now after the brexit.. :P) we have almost the same kind of signs. My friends volvo has that feature. Works pretty well what i have seen.

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I think a lot of cars do it now. The problem is that road signs get lost in street furniture and advertising boards these days so what these systems do is recognise road signs and repeat them on the dash - not just speed, any warning sign.

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Why in the world would ANYONE like something like that? That's ridiculous and all it does is cause road rage.

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Why in the world would ANYONE like something like that? That's ridiculous and all it does is cause road rage.
What troubles you grasshopper?

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Do we know if Mazda uses RSI like BMW and Volvo or do they use GPS-based navigation software? Since several portable GPS units use this and we have TomTom GPS software, I believe its the ladder.

I know we have a suite of radars and sensors but I didn't think we had forward viewing cameras also.

Also to add that the Seattle area has many variable speed highways to meter the flow of traffic. I've not seen the speed limit update on my nav screen to reflect the adjusted speed limit.

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What troubles you grasshopper?
haha I just don't see how a car that automatically slows your car down to match the speed limit is a good thing.

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haha I just don't see how a car that automatically slows your car down to match the speed limit is a good thing.
It doesn't automatically slow the car down. It just provides an indicator that you're traveling over the posted speed limit.

I find it handy when traveling in new places where the limit may be exceptionally low.

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It doesn't automatically slow the car down. It just provides an indicator that you're traveling over the posted speed limit.

I find it handy when traveling in new places where the limit may be exceptionally low.
Oh I don't mind that at all, if it's just a warning. But Levi3xt says apparently they have cars that can automatically slow down and speed up to match the limit. That's horrible.

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Ah, I thought he was reference in the CX3, not other makes/models.

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