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A blind spot in a vehicle means a certain area that cannot be observed directly by the driver from their driving position. Placing the car blind spot mirror is one of the solutions to overcome the problem. This problem occurs in all kind of vehicle like trucks, cars, even motorboats, and sailboats. Many car accidents occur when the driver is less alert while changing lanes or overtaking. They were hit or crash into the vehicle from the direction which cannot be seen from the standard side mirrors and internal rear view mirror. That is why, to reduce the blind spot, a few car manufacturers offer the blind spot mirror in their products.
Car Blind Spot Mirror
This mirror was introduced for the first time on Volvo S80 models in 2007. They use two lenses that mounted on the doors to avoid the blind spot area. The system creates a visible alert for an approaching vehicle. It is used when the car wants to switch lanes. The system was then adopted by Japanese car manufacturer, Mazda. They offer car blind spot mirror system using a name of BSM or Blind Spot Monitoring. Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2008 was the first Mazda’s car that uses the system. You can also buy the mirror in the stores and install it by yourself if it is not available in your car.
Today, the development of technology has led us to use sensors as a replacement to the car blind spot mirror. The sensors can detect other vehicles on the side and rear. If there is a car that is approaching us, this sensor will provide a warning that can be visual, vibration, and audible. It is also useful when the driver wants to get out from a parking space and there are vehicles coming from the sides. This technology often called as the cross traffic alert in the modern car.
The technology which gives 360-degree protection for the car is very useful for us. It does not matter if the car is driven at a high speed or low speed. The accident can happen anytime and anywhere. There are many other car safety systems that adopt the sensors technology include parking sonar, adaptive cruise control, parking cameras, lane departure warning, and others. The car blind spot mirror and other blind spot systems increase the cars safety. It is very important especially for the car that often used in long drives.