Very interesting article. Thanks. I'm all for not having silly stickers on bumpers anymore.
Awesome! Thanks. Now I understand how they work. Pretty good system. The other day, when I was backing out the driveway, it alerted me to an oncoming car that I couldn't see because it was hidden by my much larger Lexus RX SUV parked on the street. The RADAR 'saw around' the Lexus. Too bad it won't 'see' kids or bicycles, (can't 'see' anything smaller than a 125cc motorbike).These videos may provide some answers.
Just curious if you have located all the parts and pricing.OK the wireing is there just don't know where the BSM computer mounts at
When backing out my driveway I count on it. Even though I turn around and look behind me, I have blind spots where I can’t see traffic or cars pulling out across the street. It helps me a lot. I pretty much ignore it on the highway.I have BSM on my 2017 XLE but I don't understand the need for it. If you adjust your side mirrors properly you can always see a vehicle in your blind spot. The issue is that 99% of drivers don't have a clue of how to properly adjust the side mirrors.
But as the article shows if you adjust your side mirrors properly you can actually see the area in your blind spot which is much better then seeing a blinking light in your side mirror. :winkWhen backing out my driveway I count on it. Even though I turn around and look behind me, I have blind spots where I can’t see traffic or cars pulling out across the street. It helps me a lot. I pretty much ignore it on the highway.
The BSM is just making drivers lazy. It's much better to adjust your mirrors properly so that you don't have a blind spot in the first place. My RAV4 XLE has the BSM and I don't even notice it since I can see cars approaching my blind spot before the BSM even senses the car in my blind spot. If you wanted the BSM so badly why didn't you buy a RAV4 model that has it like my XLE? Just curious. Your to do list.We moved from a sedan to a 2018 Rav4 LE and the blind spot on the passenger is a worry.
We rented a Nissan Rouge and the package looks just like the Rav4 LE except it has BSM.
Any way, did anyone find a dealer who would install BSM on an LE ? Or did anyone find the parts list to add BSM to an LE and verify that the existing wiring is in place?
So the math will tell. That is, if I can trade in my 2018 Rav4 LE for a 2018 Rouge w/ BSM for less than adding BSM to my Rav4 LE, we might have a new Rouge in the garage.