Blind Spot Detection



Among the many impressive safety technologies that can be found on the latest Hyundai models for sale at Rosen Hyundai in Algonquin, IL is Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist.  A blind spot monitoring and warning system that can see where the driver can't and alert them to any possible dangers, BSD is one of the most revolutionary new systems on the road today.  Drivers may wonder how it actually works, however, and so Rosen Hyundai has compiled this question and answer page to help drivers learn more about what's behind BSD with RCTA and LCA and why this blind spot monitoring system can help keep any family safe on the road.


What is Blind Spot Detection?

Blind Spot Detection, often referred to simply as 'BSD', is a system that can detect if a vehicle is passing into the area on either side of a vehicle toward the rear three quarters angle (often referred to as the 7 and 5 o'clock positions) where drivers usually have the lowest visibility, especially with larger vehicles.  As BSD also serves as a blind spot warning system, it generates visible and audible warnings to alert the driver when an approaching vehicle is indeed detected.


How Does Blind Spot Detection Work?

While some manufacturers still use laser, optical, and ultrasonic blind spot sensors, the current generation of Hyundai Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist utilizes radar-based technology to determine if a vehicle is approaching an equipped car from behind and to the side.  Hidden dishes on each side of the Hyundai emit low-powered radar waves that bounce off the approaching vehicle and return to their source at the speed of light, giving the Blind Spot Detection system an exact reading of the distance, speed, and angle of those approaching objects.  When the Rear Cross-traffic Alert system is activated as the vehicle is thrown into reverse, the same radar array can detect if any vehicles are crossing behind the driver's view.  Likewise, as part of the Lane Change Assist function, this blind spot warning system will initiate a visual and audible warning if a vehicle is detected in the lane the Hyundai is moving toward.


What are the Advantages of Blind Spot Detection?

The most obvious advantage of Hyundai Blind Spot Detection, especially when paired with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist, is that it can prevent accidents that are caused by the simple limits of human vision.  As many highway accidents are caused when one automobile changes lanes as another is attempting to pass, BSD can drastically cut down on collisions and, in the process, limit roadway injuries and fatalities.  Unlike the standard BSD systems from many other manufacturers, however, the added Cross-Traffic Alert function that's available at Hyundai dealers like Rosen Hyundai in Algonquin, IL can also prevent so-called 'T-bone' collisions, as it's a blind spot warning system that detects crossing rear traffic while equipped autos are in reverse.


It should be noted that, because Hyundai Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist is a radar-based system, it is not compromised when the exterior of the car becomes dirty or is covered in ice or snow.  Unlike optical and laser-based systems, the actual blind spot sensors are both located under the Hyundai's body and function at peak efficiency regardless of weather and lighting conditions.


What Cars Have Blind Spot Detection?  Is There an Algonquin Hyundai Dealer that Carries Them?

There are currently several models that carry a variant of Hyundai Blind Spot Detection, and they can all be purchased at the official Algonquin, IL Hyundai dealer: Rosen Hyundai!  Among them are the 2017 Santa Fe, on which the full BSD with RCTA and LCA combination is standard on the Limited, SE Ultimate, and Limited Ultimate trims and available on the SE, while being standard on the 2017 Sonata Limited and Limited 2.0T, 2017 Tucson Sport and Limited, 2017 Elantra Eco and Limited, and other upcoming Hyundai models.  It will even be available on the all-new Hyundai Ioniq, an advanced sedan that will be offered with a choice of electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid powertrains in autumn 2016.  For more on these and other impressive automobiles from Hyundai, call Rosen Hyundai at (888) 757-5628 or see them in person at 771 S. Randall Road in Algonquin!


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