Device reads road signs

Siemenshas invented in-car technology that looks for and reads road signs,then either interprets or acts upon them, so you can focus on what reallymatters. A special camera captures video of, and an onboard computer withpattern-recognition reads, any road signs. If the system spots a speed limitsign, for example, it places that information side-by-side with your actualspeed in a heads-up display, which floats in your field of vision in thewindshield. You can also set cruise control to adjust your speed to the postedspeed limit. They want to start selling these to car makers in two years.

Source: ic.siemens.comAdded: 3 November 2006