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Which Sat Nav reads Road Signs?

 
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WLMOATE
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:38 am    Post subject: Which Sat Nav reads Road Signs? Reply with quote

Hello all,

Recently there was a press release about a new sat nav unit that can read road signs and display the speed on the screen.

Can anyone recall the manufacturer?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you mean this?

http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=75630&highlight=london+speed

It doesn't 'read' speed signs though.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it was a physical unit with a camera that reads the signs then displays the info on the sat nav's display.

It then warns you if you are over the limit.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a Blaupunkt TravelPilot 510.



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I think I've found it. It's a system being introduced to Vauxhalls.

See here http://www.migweb.co.uk/forums/vauxhall-mig-news/366097-insignia-front-camera-system-sign-recognition.html
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SpikeyMikey wrote:
OK, I think I've found it. It's a system being introduced to Vauxhalls.

Not quite, they do have that on the new Insignia model but in this context it's the Blaupunkt.

I've added a link above.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just about to post the link as well Twisted Evil

Apologies to the OP for the false leads, I should have known Darren would beat me to it again Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was there so had something of an advantage though!

It's clever stuff (in both Insignia and Blaupunkt) and the demo we saw is better than you would imagine having arrows and directions overlay the live video feed.

The Blaupunkt even has a warning feature if you get to close to a car ahead. I'm not sure if the Blaupunkt operates like the Vauxhall though, that always shows the last sign it recognised, great for checking the speed limit as a reminder.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help.

When I click the link it takes me to the admin login section of the site. Does it work for anyone else?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try This one - I couldn't edit the one above as the pictures central! - Mike
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, my error, now corrected.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:51 am    Post subject: . Reply with quote

Thanks very much.
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