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      07-29-2010, 07:19 PM   #1
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BMW Speed Limit information technology coming soon to Australia

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BMW of Australia has announced a new speed limit detection and warning system which will use BMW sat nav data and compare your current speed with the posted speed limits in your area and then send out a warning to you if you've mistakenly gone above said limits.

How does ths system know what the speed limits are exactly? Well using cameras mounted on the side mirrors of course Once the camera picks up the speed limit from a road sign, the information is displayed for the driver and also sent to the OBC to compare to your current speed.

This technology is a first for the Australian market, and typifies the approach BMW takes in respect to development of cutting-edge technology solutions. The ultimate driving machine must offer unrivalled performance capabilities, as well as the most advanced safety systems available in the world today.
-- Starvros Yallouridis, Managing Director of BMW Australia

This Speed Limit information system will debut on the BMW 760Li, 750Li and 740i models as standard equipment. This system will also be available on other 7 Series and 5 Series cars as an optional extra for $700. For everyone else, you will have to continue to rely on your nagging significant other...

Source: CarAdvice