Volkswagen Golf VII Traffic Sign Recognition Explained [Video]
It's because VW has made a habit out of engineering the best possible technology. We've already shown you a video showcasing how the new Golf deactivates two cylinders to keep you from burning too much fuel. Now, it's time to take a look at another amazing piece of technology.
Road Sign Recognition is a system that was first introduced in the Phaeton. Now available on your family car, it displays information about the local speed limits, lane merging or other indicators that you might have missed.
A camera located behind the mirror base 'sees" the road signs and shows them to you both in the corner of the satellite navigation screen and the combined multifunction display between the speedometer and rev counter.
This will also include all additional information and the signs will appear in a logical order: ones that always apply (e.g. a '130' km/h speed limit) get shown in first place, while signs that only apply at certain times (e.g. '80 when wet') appear in second place. If the rain sensor registers that it is starting to rain, the traffic sign that now comes into force, i.e. the 'When wet' sign, moves up into first place.