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.