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VERKEHRSZEICHEN-ERKENNUNG

WARNING

The traffic sign recognition system is a driving aid only. The driver is responsible for driving with due care and attention, and in a manner which is safe for the vehicle, its occupants, and other road users. The driver should still observe all road markings. Driver distraction can lead to accidents, potentially causing serious injury or death.

WARNING

Make sure that the windscreen area in front of the rear-view mirror is kept clean and free of obstructions. Failure to keep the windscreen clear may result in miscalculations or false indications, and can lead to accidents, potentially causing serious injury or death.

The traffic sign recognition system uses a forward-facing camera, located in the rear-view mirror. The camera detects speed signs, no overtaking signs, and variable overhead speed signs.

The instrument panel displays symbols of recognised traffic signs. If no speed limit signs are detected, the instrument panel displays speed limit information taken from the navigation system.

The traffic sign recognition system is also able to detect traffic signs containing additional information. For example, if a reduced speed limit is in force for wet conditions, and the system detects the wipers are on. In this instance, the reduced speed limit is displayed in the instrument panel.

The traffic sign recognition system can be switched on and off via the Driver assistance instrument panel menu. See INSTRUMENTENTAFEL MENÜ.

The traffic sign recognition system can also be adjusted via the Driver assistance instrument panel menu. Three levels of speed alert can be set, as follows:

  • When the vehicle’s speed is above the detected speed limit.

  • When the vehicle’s speed is either 10 km/h or 5 mph above the detected speed limit.

  • When the vehicle’s speed is either 20 km/h or 10 mph above the detected speed limit.

Traffic sign recognition limitations:

The traffic sign recognition system is not active when the windscreen area in front of the rear-view mirror becomes blocked. For example, by stickers, mud, snow, debris, etc.

The traffic sign recognition system:

  • Does not perform to its best ability in adverse weather conditions. For example, heavy fog, rain, or snow.

  • May not perform, or may perform incorrectly, when the vehicle is travelling through an area not covered by the navigation system.

  • May function incorrectly when driving towards bright lights.

  • May not recognise concealed, covered, or non-conforming road signs.

  • May not perform to its best ability if the navigation information is incorrect.

The instrument panel and touchscreen display messages to inform the driver of any performance or system issues.