What is Ford Speed Sign Recognition*?

When driving with cruise control activated, Speed Sign Recognition reads the speed limit sign and communicates with the Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control system to adjust the speed of the vehicle.*

How Speed Sign Recognition Works

Once the vehicle speed is set, if the system identifies a speed limit sign below the set speed, it automatically adjusts the vehicle speed accordingly and will resume to the preset speed once a new sign is detected.

The traffic sign icon will appear in the instrument cluster when active and display the current posted speed.

55 mph Speed Limit sign


Instrument cluster with 55 mph speed sign displayed

The system can be set to maintain a speed above or below the scanned signs or disabled altogether. For example, if the Speed Sign Recognition system detects a 50 mph speed limit, the cruise set speed is updated to 50 mph, unless the parameters are set above or below the detected speed limit.

How To Activate Speed Sign Recognition

  1. While in Park, touch Settings on your vehicle's SYNC® screen**.
    SYNC Settings button
  2. Tap Driver Assistance.
    SYNC Driver Assistance button
  3. Select Cruise Control.
    SYNC Cruise Control Tile
  4. Select Intelligent.
    Driver Assistance Intelligent Mode
  5. Select Tolerance.
    Tolerance button
  6. Use the Plus and Minus signs to set the Tolerance to go above or below the detected speed limit.
    Plus and Minus signs to change driving speed in relation to speed limit sign

Additional Information

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*Feature is available on select vehicles. Features may vary based on model year, trim, options, packages, and supply availability. Use the Build and Price tool to view feature availability on current models. If you have questions or need more information, reference your Owner’s Manual or contact your Ford Dealer. Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment, and need to control the vehicle. Refer to your Owner’s Manual for details and limitations.

**Actual screens may vary. See your Owner’s Manual for information specific to your vehicle.