What It Is and How It Works

What It Is and How It Works

ALSO KNOWN AS: Side Zone Alert, Side Assist, Blind Spot Detection, Blind Spot Information System

WHAT IS IT?

Identifies hazards that exist in a driver’s blinds pot so that driver won’t swerve or turn into it.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

BSM uses radar and ultrasonic sensors (typically mounted on the sides and rear of the car), cameras (mounted in the same housing as the side-view mirrors) or a combination of both to track vehicles that are rapidly approaching from behind or simply riding next to your vehicle in an adjacent lane – typical spots that are blocked from a driver’s view by the B or C pillars. If a vehicle is detected in a “blind spot” or is found to be rapidly approaching from behind, the system warns the driver by flashing a light, located on the side view mirror or dash, sounds an audible alert or vibrates the steering wheel or seat slightly or a combination of all until the hazard has passed. Some systems are even capable of steering the car away from the hazard if the driver tries to change lanes.

Acura

Acura

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Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo

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Audi

Audi

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BMW

BMW

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Buick

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Cadillac

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Chevrolet

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Chrysler

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Hyundai

Hyundai

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Infiniti

Infiniti

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Kia

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Lexus

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Nissan

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Porsche

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Subaru

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Volkswagen

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Volvo

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