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Active Blind Spot Monitor

Active Blind Spot Monitor

Part of the IQ.DRIVE safety-enhancing and intelligent technologies

The Active Blind Spot Monitor alerts the driver when a vehicle is in their blind spot and counter-steers to help avoid trouble. The monitor scans behind and along each side of the vehicle and alerts the driver when other vehicles enter the monitored zone. It can be deactivated, providing drivers with the flexibility to choose when to use it and customize their driving experience.brakes.

Navigate the road with greater awareness

Stay aware of your surrounding

The Blind Spot Monitor scans behind and along each side of your vehicle and alerts you when other vehicles enter the monitored zone. This feature helps you to stay aware of your surroundings, even in heavy traffic, and avoid accidents by alerting you to vehicles that you may not have seen otherwise.

CGI VW vehicle driving on highway.
CGI VW vehicle driving on highway.
Customize your driving experience

Flexibility to choose

The Blind Spot Monitor can be deactivated in the instrument cluster display or in the infotainment system. This feature offers the flexibility to choose when you want to use the Blind Spot Monitor, allowing you to customize your driving experience and focus on the features that matter most to you.

Get an alert and counter-steering

A helpful heads up and action

The Active Blind Spot Monitor alerts you when a vehicle is in your blind spot while attempting to change lanes and will counter-steer to help you avoid trouble. This feature is valuable because it provides you with an extra set of eyes on the road, helping you to avoid potential collisions and stay confident behind the wheel.

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The ins and outs of active blind spot monitor
  • How it works

    Makes you aware when another vehicle is hiding in one of your blind spots. If you attempt to change lanes while a vehicle is in the monitored zones, Active Blind Spot Monitor will alert you and, when possible, counter-steer to help avoid trouble.

  • Instructions

    • When a vehicle enters one of your blind spots, the warning light in the appropriate side mirror will illuminate.
    • If you activate a turn signal and there's a vehicle in your blind spot, one of the warning lights will flash.
    • If you begin to make a lane change with a vehicle in your blind spot, the system will attempt to make a steering correction. If you override that, the steering wheel will vibrate as an warning.
    • System will engage automatically, as long as Active Blind Spot Monitor is switched to ACTIVE.
    • You can turn Active Blind Spot Monitor on / off in your digital cockpit or your infotainment screen.
  • Limitations

    • Only works at speeds of 35 mph or higher.
    • Scan area around the vehicle is limited in distance.
    • May not work in poor weather conditions.
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