Blind Spot Information System
The system employs ultrasonic or radar sensors situated at its side and rear. These sensors, just like a bat’s natural ability, use soundwaves to identify objects in their vicinity. The system is designed to monitor adjacent lanes and detect the presence of other vehicles, including smaller ones like motorbikes and bicycles. Additionally, the system, also known as blind spot monitoring, activates steering and brake controls to keep the vehicle in its lane. Besides, the rear traffic alert notifies the driver of an oncoming object when reversing in a car park, for example.
According to projections, the European market should account for the largest share of the €2.2 billion expected revenue for the global industry of blind spot detection systems by 2020. In the coming years, other complementary technologies, including parking assistance sensors and cameras and rear traffic alerts, may become more widely available. One of the significant trends in the automotive industry is the increasing demand for blind spot detection systems along with night-vision technology.