Feature Friday: Hyundai Blind View Monitor

Feature Friday: Hyundai Blind View Monitor
The Blind View Monitor on the 2020 Hyundai Palisade displays an image of your blind spot on the gauges behind the steering wheel. (Photo by Jill Ciminillo)

There are so many new, cool technologies on cars these days it’s hard to keep track of the hottest features available. So, I want to try to call attention to these features in a weekly post. Welcome to “Feature Friday.”

One of my favorite new features is the Blind View Monitor that we’ve seen on the newest Hyundai vehicles. Using cameras on the side mirrors, a digital image pops up on the digital display behind the steering wheel to show you what’s in your blind spot.

If you hit the right blinker, the image pops up on the right side. If you hit the left blinker, the image pops up on the left side.

This is in addition to the blind spot monitoring that issues an audible and visual alert if you turn on your blinker and there’s something in your blind spot.

Where I find this feature particularly useful is in urban situations when a bicyclist might not activate the blind spot monitor.

This feature is currently available on the 2020 Hyundai Palisade and 2020 Hyundai Sonata.

We’ve also seen this feature in the Kia Telluride with a different implementation. Instead of moving to the right or left side of the display depending on the blinker, it stays in the center.

 


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  • It might show an image of a biker, but otherwise, I don't see what it adds to the blinker in the slide mirrors and alarm, especially if they go off regardless of whether the turn signal is on. On the other hand, this is overkill when you are supposed to be looking at the windshield and not the IP.

  • In reply to jack:

    For me it was just another way to verify there was nothing sneaky in my blind spot -- especially if you drive in CA where motorcycles can split lanes. They're not supposed to do it in Chicago, but they do it anyway. It's obviously not something you stare at, but it's a nice way to do another double check before turning or changing lanes.

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