Blind spots can lead to dangerous lane changes and in some unfortunate cases, collisions. Even as drivers make every effort to stay aware of their surroundings, other vehicles can sneak into blind spots without the driver ever knowing. While checking blind spots with every lane change is the best way to ensure there is no imminent danger, turning your head to check that blind spot momentarily compromises your straight-ahead view. That’s where Honda LaneWatch Blind Spot Display comes in handy.
Rather than forcing drivers to turn their heads each and every time they want to make a lane change, Honda LaneWatch-equipped vehicles display that blind spot on the i-MID screen integrated in the center console. That image comes from a small camera mounted below the passenger-side mirrors. Rather than looking around pillars trying to find the best angle, the LaneWatch camera provides a broader view of the roadway that extends as many as 50 yards behind the vehicle.
Through Honda LaneWatch, that passenger-side roadway automatically displays on the i-MID screen every time the right turn signal is activated. The image also can be manually generated by pressing a button at the end of the turn signal. LaneWatch can also show a double screen that displays the passenger-side roadway side-by-side with navigation. The system can also be turned off completely for drivers who prefer manual blind spot detection.
While it is not designed to replace the need to manually check blind spots, Honda LaneWatch is another tool drivers can use to be more aware of their surroundings.
As part of the Honda Sensing Suite, Honda LaneWatch is an available feature on all new Honda models and is a great asset to help enhance the safety of your drive, especially for those who frequently maneuver through rush hour traffic.
Visit Wheaton Honda and drive one of the new Honda vehicles equipped with LaneWatch to see how the system works and how beneficial it can be in keeping your daily commutes safe.