The blind spot monitor or blind spot monitoring is a vehicle-based sensor device that detects other vehicles located to the driver’s side and rear. This system is now being adopted by almost every car manufacturer due to its huge advantages. This new system reduces accidents on our highways as well as reducing dents in cars. Many Nigerians here of BSM without knowing the actual meaning of it nor how it works, this article will tell you everything you need to know about Blind Spot Monitor (BSM).
How does Blind Spot Monitor work?
Blind Spot Monitor works with cameras and sensors attached to the body of the car to detect other vehicles located to the driver’s seat or rear.
Aside from that, it can also include a “Cross Traffic Alert” which alerts drivers backing out of a parking space when traffic is approaching from the side.
The system notifies the driver visually, by beeping or vibrating, some vehicles may apply brakes automatically if the threat is high.
Advantages of Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
- It reduces dents on your vehicles.
- It reduces accidents or auto crashes.
- It saves cost.
Its advantages are numerous, we just mentioned but a few.
Is Blind Spot Monitor worth checking when buying your next car?
Yeah, it’s worth it if you value your safety. It’s now standard on so many latest cars but you might not see it in older models.
List of automakers who have incorporated the Blind Spot Monitor into their safety systems
- Nissan and Infiniti
- Honda and Acura
- Toyota and Lexus
With this, I hope you are enlightened on Blind Spot Monitor, subscribe for more updates.