What is Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Traffic Alert?

It’s no secret that modern vehicles are getting more and more technology, and often that technology is standard. So, whether we like it or not, we have to learn to live with these new driver assistance systems that are more common than ever.

The good news is that if we take the time to learn more about these features, we often come to the conclusion that they are more useful than anything else. The perfect example is Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Traffic Alert.

You will see this system on plenty of new Volkswagen vehicles, and you may be wondering what it does. The name is pretty self-explanatory, but it still needs a bit of clarification.

In simple terms, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Traffic Alert is actually two systems. The first, Blind Spot Monitoring, serves the warn the driver of another vehicle or obstacle in the car’s or SUV’s blind spot. The system works by activating a light in the side-view mirror that tells you that another vehicle is coming from that side.

Rear Traffic Alert monitors vehicles coming perpendicularly when you’re backing up. This can be in a parking lot or when backing out of your driveway, but in both cases, the system will warn you of an oncoming vehicle that you may not have seen.

Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Traffic Alert are technologies that improve visibility all around the vehicle. They serve to make driving on the highway or in the city easier and keep you and your family safe.

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