How Does Honda’s Blind Spot Information System Work?
These days, vehicles can come with all sorts of innovative technologies… so much so, that it can be tough to keep up. Though there are many new technologies we recommend equipping on your next new vehicle, Honda’s Blind Spot Information System is probably one of the most important. How does it work? Allow us to show you.
You’ve probably seen it before or even perhaps been in this situation before. You’re on the highway and you intend on merging to a nearby lane. You put your turn signal on, check your mirrors and look in the direction you intend to turn just to make sure there are no cars there. You see nothing, so you go ahead and start to merge over into the next lane only to suddenly hear a loud horn coming from directly next to you, and you realize that the blind spot in your vehicle nearly caused an accident.
How to Use the Blind Spot Information System
Blind spots are unavoidable and will always exist in vehicles. But, with the Blind Spot Information System, you’ll have an extra set of eyes to watch out specifically for vehicles or objects in those blind spots. Thankfully, there isn’t much you have to do to use it.
Assuming your vehicle is traveling at least 20 mph, the system will warn you about any vehicles in your blind spot by illuminating an icon in your side mirror (whichever side the vehicle is on), and this will be accompanied by an audible alert. That said, you should still check your blind spots with your own two eyes, as the system may not detect the vehicle if the speed difference between you and the other vehicle is too great, such as in a situation of someone speeding far above the speed limit.
If you’d like to change anything regarding how the system works, just hit the Settings app icon on your vehicle touch screen, then select Vehicle, then Driver Assist System Setup and then Blind Spot Info. From here, you’re able to turn on and off the audible alert. If you want to turn the system off completely, locate the button to the bottom left of the steering wheel that looks like a circle around a car, then use the switch mounted on the left side of your steering wheel until you see the Blind Spot Information System icon selected in the instrument cluster, and then press the switch.
Now that you know how Honda’s Blind Spot Information System works, contact us to ask about getting into a vehicle that has this capability or check back to our blog to learn more about Honda technologies.