BMW to offer speed limit information system in NZ

BMW to offer speed limit information system in NZ

BMW today confirmed it will introduce its new driver assistance system, Speed Limit information, in New Zealand this year.

This new innovation keeps the driver informed of the maximum permissible speed at all times, via a camera fitted near the interior mirror which permanently monitors the signs by the roadside, as well as variable speed limit signs, and compares this with the data saved in the BMW navigation system.

Even when the speed limit is temporarily changed, for example in the case of road works or school hours, priority is given to the road-sign data recorded by the camera.

The allowable speed is presented to the driver in the instrument cluster, or in the Head-Up Display in the car’s windscreen, significantly reducing the risk of breaking the speed limit by mistake.

BMW New Zealand Managing Director, Mark Gilbert said BMW has a proud history in pioneering new driver assistance systems.

“This technology is a first for the New Zealand market, and typifies the approach BMW takes in respect to development of cutting-edge technology solutions,” said Mr Gilbert.

“The ultimate driving machine must offer unrivalled performance capabilities, as well as the most advanced safety systems available in the world today,” he said.

The Speed Limit information system, which operates in conjunction with BMW’s Navigation System Professional, will be available from November as a $700 option across the 5 Series range and on the 730d sedan and will feature as standard across the rest of the 7 Series range.  It is also available as an option on X5 and X6 models arriving from December.

BMW today confirmed it will introduce its new driver assistance system, Speed Limit information, in New Zealand this year.

This new innovation keeps the driver informed of the maximum permissible speed at all times, via a camera fitted near the interior mirror which permanently monitors the signs by the roadside, as well as variable speed limit signs, and compares this with the data saved in the BMW navigation system.

Even when the speed limit is temporarily changed, for example in the case of road works or school hours, priority is given to the road-sign data recorded by the camera.

The allowable speed is presented to the driver in the instrument cluster, or in the Head-Up Display in the car’s windscreen, significantly reducing the risk of breaking the speed limit by mistake.

BMW New Zealand Managing Director, Mark Gilbert said BMW has a proud history in pioneering new driver assistance systems.

“This technology is a first for the New Zealand market, and typifies the approach BMW takes in respect to development of cutting-edge technology solutions,” said Mr Gilbert.

“The ultimate driving machine must offer unrivalled performance capabilities, as well as the most advanced safety systems available in the world today,” he said.

The Speed Limit information system, which operates in conjunction with BMW’s Navigation System Professional, will be available from November as a $700 option across the 5 Series range and on the 730d sedan and will feature as standard across the rest of the 7 Series range.  It is also available as an option on X5 and X6 models arriving from December.

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