The invention relates to a method for providing a recommendation signal (118) for controlling a function in a vehicle (100). The method has a step of performing a comparison of current situation data (104) with a rule data set (114) derived from a behavior data set, wherein the behavior data set represents learned data concerning situation-related, routine usage of the at least one function by a user. The behavior data set is generated by linking a usage signal (108), which represents usage data concerning usage of the function by a user, with situation data (104), which represent a contextual situation during the usage, which situation is sensed by a sensing apparatus (102) associated with the vehicle (100). The method also has a step of generating the recommendation signal (118) in accordance with a result of the comparison performed in the performing step. The recommendation signal (118) represents a recommendation for controlling the function in the vehicle (100).