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Everything You Should Know About Blind-Spot Monitoring

How Does Blind-Spot Monitoring Work When Needed?

Whether you are planning to buy a new car, maybe you already know about blind-spot features as a safety feature. Blind-spot monitoring is a very convenient feature. But it used to be only accessible to most luxury brands. But now, this technology reaches even budget brands. So don’t panic. If your current car doesn’t have this technology, the following will. But does it make a big difference? Still confused? Don’t worry. We are here to guide you. Keep reading the blog post by  Bluff Road Auto Sales blog post, Columbia, SC, to learn about Blind-Spot Monitoring.

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What Is a Blind-Spot?  

When you drive and change lanes, you may miss some areas or views on your side view or rearview mirrors. Those areas are called blind spots. It may cause severe accidents. Every driver should turn their head and check for cars or other vehicles before changing lanes.  

What Is Blind-Spot Monitoring?  

Blind spot monitoring is an advanced driver assistance system(ADAS). It detects your blind spot and alerts you when trying to change an unsafe lane. It works on both modes. Visual and audio. Apart from this, blindspot monitoring is tied up with a rear cross-traffic alert feature that monitors vehicles, pedestrians, etc., when reversing out of parking lots.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross blindspot indicator

How Does It Work?  

  • Generally, blind spot monitoring has a minimum of two radar sensors. One is mounted on the side-view mirrors or the rear bumper to detect the vehicles.  
  • When a car is approaching the blind spot, You will be alerted through a visual or audible alert.  
  • When a car is in your blind spot, you will see a little light that will turn on to let you know that danger is near.  
  • If your turn signal is on, the car will beep to inform you it’s not the exact time to change lanes. It may look like an annoying safety feature, but safety should be the priority.  

Advantages of Blind-Spot Monitoring  

  • Studies show that cars with blind spot facilities face fewer lane change accidents.  
  • Because of fewer lane change accidents, it ensures driver and passenger safety.  
  • It saves lots of your precious time because you don’t have to make a trip to the repair house.  
  • This system constantly monitors blind spots and warns you when cars are in them. It alerts you through an audio or visual alert. So it minimizes your head turn. 

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