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Citroen C3: Driving / Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation

Citroen C3 2016-2021 Owners Manual / Driving / Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation

Refer to the General recommendations on the use of driving and manoeuvring aids.

Citroen C3. Recommendation

This system displays the maximum authorised speed in the instrument panel, according to the speed limits in the country in which you are driving, using:

  • Speed limit signs detected by the camera.
  • Speed limit details from the navigation system mapping.

Citroen C3. Recommendation Navigation mapping should be regularly updated in order to receive accurate speed limit information from the system.

Citroen C3. Recommendation The units for the speed limit (mph or km/h) depend on the country you are driving in.

This should be taken into account so that you observe the speed limit.

For the system to work correctly when changing country, the speed unit in the instrument panel must correspond to that of the country you are driving in.

Citroen C3. Recommendation The automatic reading of road signs is a driving aid system and does not always display speed limits correctly.

The speed limit signs present on the road always take priority over the display by the system.

The system is designed to detect signs that conform to the Vienna Convention on road signs.

Citroen C3. Recommendation Specific speed limits, such as those for heavy goods vehicles, are not displayed. The display of the speed limit in the instrument panel is updated when passing a speed limit sign intended for cars (light vehicles).

Activation / Deactivation

By default, the system is automatically activated at every engine start.

Citroen C3. Recommendation It is set via the vehicle configuration menu.

Information displayed on the instrument panel

Citroen C3. Recommendation

The system is activated: "MAX" is displayed on the instrument panel.

The information associated with speed limit recognition is displayed after the trip computer data.

To display it:

Citroen C3. Recommendation

  • Press the button located on the end of the wiper control stalk.

Citroen C3. Recommendation

  • Press the thumbwheel located on the steering wheel.

Citroen C3. Recommendation

On detecting speed limit information, the system displays the detected value, accompanied by a message.

The driver can adjust the vehicle’s speed according to the information given by the system. A message is displayed and "MEM" flashes on the display: with the speed limiter or cruise control activated, the system suggests a speed setting.

Operating limits

The system does not take account of reduced speed limits, especially those imposed in the following cases:

  • poor weather (rain, snow),
  • atmospheric pollution,
  • when towing,
  • driving with a space-saver type spare wheel or snow chains fitted,
  • Tyre repaired using the temporary puncture repair kit,
  • young drivers.

It is possible for the system to not display the speed limit if it does not detect a speed limit sign within a preset period and in the following situations:

  • road signs that are obstructed, do not comply with the standard, are damaged or distorted,
  • obsolete or incorrect maps.

Memorising the speed setting

Citroen C3. Recommendation

In addition to Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation, the driver can select the speed displayed as a speed setting for the speed limiter or cruise control using the speed limiter or cruise control memorisation button.

Citroen C3. Recommendation For more information on the Speed limiter or Cruise control, refer to the corresponding sections.

Steering mounted controls

Citroen C3. Recommendation

  1. Speed limiter/cruise control mode selection
  2. Memorise the speed setting

Information displayed on the instrument panel

Citroen C3. Recommendation

  1. Speed limit indication.
  2. Speed memorisation request.
  3. Current speed of the vehicle.
  4. Current speed setting.

Memorising the speed

Citroen C3. Recommendation

  • Switch on the speed limiter/cruise control.

The speed limiter/cruise control information is displayed.

Upon detecting a sign suggesting a new speed setting, the system displays the value and a message prompting you to save it as a new speed setting. "MEM" flashes for a few seconds on the display.

Citroen C3. Recommendation If there is a difference of less than 6 mph (9 km/h) between the speed setting and the speed displayed by the Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation, the "MEM" symbol is not displayed.

  • Press button 2once to save the suggested speed value.

    A message is displayed, confirming the request.

  • Press button 2again to confirm and save the new speed setting.

    The display then reverts to its previous state.

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