How does Honda CR-V Blind Spot Information System work?
If you have cruised along on stretches of busy highways, you know just how frustrating it can sometimes be. A large part of that frustration stems from the blind spot. All the way back in driver’s ed, you were taught that, before you change lanes, you must first look over your shoulder to check your blindspot for oncoming traffic, because your mirrors can only see so much. While actually looking for yourself remains the best way to check your blindspot, it is nice to have a little extra help just in case, and that is where a valuable piece of safety technology from Honda comes into play, particularly on the CR-V. How does the Honda CR-V Blind Spot Information System work? Read on for details.
Honda CR-V Blind Spot Information System overview
The available Blind Spot Information System (BSI) is designed to detect vehicles that may be in your blind spot and issue alerts in such instances. Radar sensors in each corner of the rear bumper scan an area about 10 feet from the sides of the vehicle and 15 feet from the rear edge of the front doors in order to look for other traffic. The system works when the vehicle is driving 20 miles per hour or more.
When another vehicle is detected within that area, a warning light will appear on the outer edge of the sideview mirror of the side where the vehicle was located. If you then engage the turn signal to change lanes into the lane where that vehicle was detected, the warning light will blink and an audible alert will sound.
It is important to note that if the speed between you and the detected vehicle is too great, an alert may not appear. This system also might not detect all objects. As always, you, the driver, are responsible for making visual confirmation that you are clear to change lanes.
Which Honda CR-V trims are equipped with Blind Spot Information System?
The Blind Spot Information System is available with Cross Traffic Monitor, which is standard on the EX, EX-L, and Touring trims of the CR-V. This useful tool does not replace your own safe driving, but it does give a helping hand.