Speed limit sign recognition

The clever windscreen camera in the Focus (another feature of the £1,050 Driver Assistance Pack) can also scan signs and display the speed limit on the dash

The clever windscreen camera in the Focus (another feature of the £1,050 Driver Assistance Pack) can also scan signs and display the speed limit on the dash. So the driver can assess how recent the data is, the sign fades the further away it gets from the camera.

On the roads around the Silverstone race track, our readers were mostly impressed by this function.“It’s useful when you’re somewhere new and don’t know the speed limits,” said Pete. But he added his sat-nav would also display limits stored in its computer.

Aaron wasn’t especially bothered by this feature, telling us: “I’d just look at the signs at the side of the road. I don’t think I’d take that much notice of it.”

Verdict: leave it

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