Automotive Information: A Blind Spot Monitor Explained

A blind spot monitor is a driver-assist feature that helps keep drivers and passengers safe. Here at Gates Hyundai, we share a goal to offer useful information about the features of our vehicles to Richmond, KY shoppers, so let's find out more about a blind spot monitor.

With a blind spot monitor, sensors, radars, and/or cameras scan the driver's blind spot areas, and if a vehicle is quickly approaching, this system will send the driver visual and/or audible alerts. With high trims, a blind spot monitor may be a standard feature, and base and mid-level trims sometimes offer blind spot monitors as an available driver-assist feature.

Two studies by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety found that driver-assist features can substantially reduce the risk for lane-change collisions. One study found that driver-assist features, such as lane departure warning systems and blind spot systems, can reduce lane-change collisions by 11% and reduce injuries from lane-change accidents by 21%.


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