Continental Motorcycle Safety Technologies: Traffic Sign Assist

Welcome to part three of the Continental Motorcycle Safety Technologies series, where the latest motorcycle technologies get created to ensure safety in all riders and accomplish Vision Zero. Make sure to take a look at part one (intelligent ABS) and two (Blind Spot Detection) of the series.

These technologies have been developed to support Continental’s worldwide safety campaign, Vision Zero. Vision Zero is Continental’s commitment to safety in both automobiles and motorcycles. Zero fatalities, zero injuries, zero accidents. It’s only the combination of advanced rider assistance systems and premium tires that puts drivers in a position to actually benefit from top level safety out on the roads. Continental is the only company that can offer high-tech solutions in both product areas from a single source.

In this third post you will discover more about the Continental Motorcycle Traffic Sign Assist System. Today, many high end cars come equipped with traffic sign assist, usually appearing on the dashboard or the GPS. This same technology can also be found on motorcycles. It can work along the motorcycle’s GPS and cruise control. The transition of this technology to two wheels is a testament of Continental’s safety priority in all mobility.

Traffic Sign Assist

The Traffic Sign Assist offers functions based on traffic sign detection and interpretation. It is the incorporation of a sign optical character reader. This helps the rider ride safer and avoid getting a major ticket! It detects multiple signs, such as:

  • Speed Limit Assist (SLA): Detection of implicit and explicit speed limitation signs to inform the driver about the maximum allowable velocity.
  • No-Passing Assist (NPA): Determination of no-passing regulations.
  • Wrong Way Assist (WWA): Warning the driver when driving into the wrong direction / on the wrong side.

The Traffic Sign Assist can:

  • Detect speed limits.
  • Adapt the cruise control according to speed limits signs.
  • Determine no-passing regulations.
  • Warn the rider when driving into the wrong direction or the wrong side.

Features & Benefits:

  • Relief of strain through “memory function”.
  • Prevention of non-deliberate violations of the maximum speed and no-passing regulation (safety gain, speeding tickets, driving bans).
  • Increased safety gain through warning in potentially dangerous situations.


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