What Does a Blind Spot Information System Do?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at 7:14 pm
2019 Acura MDX downtown in a city at night

There is a lot of advanced technology packed into our cars these days. The newer the car, the more it feels like some sort of spaceship. Buttons and gadgets fill the interior of our cars to mark all of the new technology. There are so many new things in our cars that it can be hard to keep track of them all.

Some of the other features are hidden inside where we can’t even see them. Newer cars are outfitted with state-of-the-art safety features. There are so many important features that help keep us safe, but few are as integral as the blind spot information system that many cars have. It helps keep us in line, but how exactly does it work?

How Does a Blind Spot Warning Work?

Navigating a car’s blind spot has always been one of the hardest things for drivers to do. It can become especially troublesome on a busy highway when you need to switch lanes. You can do your best to check and double-check the other lane, but it’s always easy when there is a little bit of assistance on your side.

White 2020 Acura RDX driving at night

2020 Acura ILX on a forest road

That need for help is where a blind spot monitor steps in. In a car with a blind spot information system, there are sensors that check your car’s “alert zone” for any hazards. If there is a vehicle in the adjacent lane when you activate your turn signal, then it will flash a warning and beep to make sure you are aware. This indicator only activates when you are driving over 20 mph.


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