An incredible piece of technology that automatically scans for road signs, it was created to help drivers stay within the speed limit.
As car technology further advances, it’s always worth discovering how the latest safety features work. From adaptive cruise control to lane keep assist, much of what is currently available would have seemed impossible only a few years ago.
By supporting drivers with feedback on their speed, Intelligent Speed Assistance helps drivers stay within the limit. A specially designed camera, usually located at the top of the windscreen, is used to detect road signs to determine the speed limit of whatever road you are currently on.
Another way the Intelligent Speed Assistance can get up-to-date information about speed limits is via the car’s satellite navigation system.
Should the driver exceed the speed limit on that road, they will receive a warning alert. While it is still important that the driver remains alert at all times and the system is only designed as an aid, research indicated that it can improve road safety.
The video above explains in more detail how Intelligent Speed Assistance works. When used appropriately, it can help reduce the number of drivers speeding and decrease the number and severity of road collisions.