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  1. Carrera77

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    I'm in as well
  2. Carrera77

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    Thats called Blind Spot Monitoring using Short Range Radar. Its a unit located on the roof of your car towards the rear, and looks sideways / backwards
  3. Carrera77

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    You have a KAFAS camera with the G30. Its the same camera fitted in the G12 (7 series ) and the Rolls Royce. The KAFAS camera can read road signs and is capable of collision warning. You need a stereo camera to do that. According to the drawing in that document, the SAS control unit does the work. The first 3 functions are standard. For speed limit info, the relationship looks like: Road Sign Recognition => Speed Limit Info ( SLI). i.e. this camera reads road signs and the SAS control unit processes the images and converts them into Speed Info thats my theory. We shall soon see
  4. Carrera77

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    I also think Road sign also means speed or SLI (Speed limit information) as its called sometimes Lane departure Warning (LDW) requires a vibrating steering wheel, which can be retrofitted I beleive
  5. Carrera77

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    Dont think there are any limitations . Everyone with a G30/G31 can enable this see page 10 https://www.bimmerfest.com/pdf/bmw-technical-docs/g30-5-series/G30-5-Series-Driver-Assistance-Systems.pdf
  6. Carrera77

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    Yeah even the Vauxhall Astra has a forward facing camera with Traffic sign recognition. I didn't think it had but it does. This is becoming really commonplace tech. Once you develop this, rolling it out to all cars at very little cost
  7. Carrera77

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    It uses the camera
  8. Carrera77

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    yeah its worth asking the dealer about. There could be different versions of ACC and you need to get a coder to enable that for £600
  9. Carrera77

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    I dont have Speed Limit Info or ACC. I think @Johnyboy has ACC, and he was saying the KAFAS camera gets confused by bridges etc. I was given a Vauxhall car by BMW Assistance to get me home, and that had Speed Limit Info. No camera on it, but the database was pretty up-to-date. Having said that, the M5 roadworks have been there for a while I do have the KAFAS camera becasue I have Icon headlights, but I think all 5 series have them anyway
  10. Carrera77

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    the database could be out of date. The order of precedence should the road signs, then database. Road signs is what the human driver relies on after all, we dont have the ability to consult a database. Fortunately humans can still reject info that makes no sense
  11. Carrera77

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    this is a really useful function given that the M5 and M6 ( around the Midlands) seem to have loads of constantly changing speed limits, especially where there are roadworks
  12. Carrera77

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    A software update might change that, and disregard anomalous data. Speed limit info comes from a number of sources - road signs (the KAFAS camera for BMW) , crowdsourcing and statutory notifications of speed limits, and how you interpret that is the program flow or writing code. It shouldn't change what is displayed on the instrument cluster
  13. Carrera77

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    yeah I think ACC is about level 2 according to the Autonomous Car driving hierarchy. If we get to level 3 then it might do so Edit: Sorry BMW ACC is about level 1 and Tesla level 2
  14. Carrera77

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    Agreed with @SJAK I think coding is perhaps the wrong term .'Coding' sounds like writing code, the program sequence and logic flow - what we are doing is enabling / disabling settings and updating configuration files. That shouldn't change with a software update , unless there is a major upgrade targeting this feature BMW are tight. I had this feature on my overnight loan Vauxhall Corsa. On the M5 roadworks near Bham, the speed limit changed from 30 to 50 to 30 in a few seconds. And that was actually correct according to the road signs which obviously make no sense whatsoever. What would something like Active Cruise control do in that situation? \does it follow speed limits
  15. Carrera77

    Pick 5 options only!!

    whats Zumba - a martial arts move The problem (IMO) is if you have your hands holding two heavy bags, waving your foot under the bumper unbalances your body . It isn't a fast kick, its a slow movement. Maybe its good training for what I dunno And if I'm that overloaded with shopping I bring the trolley up to the car. The 'use case' seems more of a solution in search of problem to solve
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