BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are hoping to import technology that can read speed limit signposts and display a visible warning to drivers if they exceed the speed limit
BMW looks set to take the lead in introducing the new technology. Two engineers, from BMW’s head office in Munich, will soon be arriving in Australia to test the speed sensing system on Australian roads. It says the technology could be fitted to its range-topping 7-Series cars by early next year.
Cameras within the vehicles monitor roadsides for speed limit signs and display the current speed in the instrument panel or head-up display, allowing drivers to tailor their speed to suit.
In cases where road works may be in progress, the lower limit will be displayed for the driver to adjust their speed accordingly.