A component of COMAND Online, Traffic Sign Assist helps the driver to obey the rules of the road – particularly beneficial when driving on long, monotonous stretches of road with variable message signs, through roadworks or in unfamiliar cities.
Traffic Sign Assist is able to recognise speed limits and no-overtaking zones, as well as the end of such restrictions. This information is displayed in the instrument cluster and in the map view of the media display.
Having detected a traffic sign, the system sends out visual and audible warnings from the instrument cluster if the driver starts driving the wrong way down a one-way road, e.g. on a motorway slip road (wrong-way warning function).
Traffic Sign Assist displays any traffic signs identified in real time. The images seen by a camera located just behind the front windscreen are compared with and checked within split seconds against the signs stored in the system.
At the same time, the system refers to the data provided by the navigation system.