Blind Spot Information

Blind Spot Information*

Updated 7/23/2018

The Blind Spot Information (BLIS) function is designed to give a warning of vehicles diagonally behind and to the side of the driver’s vehicle so as to assist the driver in heavy traffic on roads with several lanes in the same direction.

BLIS is a driver aid intended to give a warning of:

  • vehicles in the car's blind spot
  • quickly approaching vehicles in the left and right lanes closest to the car.
Location of BLIS lamp.

Location of BLIS lamp.

Indicator lamp
BLIS symbol
Principle of Blind Spot Information

Principle of Blind Spot Information

Zone in blind spot
Zone for quickly approaching vehicle.

The BLIS function is active at speeds above 10 km/h (6 mph).

The system is designed to react when:

  • the vehicle is overtaken by other vehicles
  • another vehicle is quickly approaching the vehicle.

When BLIS detects a vehicle in Zone 1 or a quickly approaching vehicle in Zone 2, the indicator lamp on the door mirror on the affected side illuminates with a constant glow. If the driver activates the direction indicator on the same side as the warning, the indicator lamp will change over from a constant glow to flashing with a more intense light.

Note

The lamp illuminates on the side of the car where the system has detected the vehicle. If the car is overtaken on both sides at the same time then both lamps illuminate.

Warning

Blind Spot Information does not work on sharp bends.

Blind Spot Information does not work when the car is reversing.

Warning

Blind Spot Information is a supplementary aid and does not work in all situations.

Blind Spot Information is no substitute for a safe driving style and the use of rearview and door mirrors.

Blind Spot Information can never replace responsibility and attention by the driver. It is always the driver’s responsibility to change lanes in a safe manner.

Warning

The system is a supplement to, not a replacement for, a safe driving style and use of the rearview mirrors. It can never replace the driver's attention and responsibility. The responsibility for changing lanes safely always rests with the driver.


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