How a Blind Spot Monitor Helps Your Drive

February 10th, 2020 by

When you change lanes on your drives around Schaumburg, you normally check your corresponding side-view mirror to ensure that the next lane is free of cars. Unfortunately, that mirror won’t reveal a vehicle in your blind spot. You then twist your head to ensure that the blind spot is clear but this momentarily removes your focus from the front of the vehicle, which could be dangerous.

A blind-spot monitor avoids these problems by using sensors to detect if a vehicle has entered your blind spot. It then signals you audibly and can put an icon in the corresponding mirror to tell you that someone is in the other lane.

If another vehicle is in the lane, the most sophisticated systems can prevent you from steering into the next lane until that vehicle has moved on. You’ll find many examples of blind-spot monitor technologies at Patrick MINI.

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