Like other advanced safety features and Honda Sensing® driver-assist technologies, the Blind Spot Information System (BSI) is designed to increase driver awareness. BSI can actually help detect the presence of vehicles on either side of your Honda and alert you if you’re attempting to move into an occupied lane. How does the Blind Spot Information System work? Ride along with Vern Eide Honda in Sioux Falls as we explore this intuitive driver-assist feature.
Honda’s BSI uses radar to scan approximately 10 feet to each side of the vehicle and 15 feet back from the front doors. When BSI recognizes a vehicle occupying the adjacent lane, the system will display a visual warning on your side mirror. If you activate your turn signal to change lanes, that same visual warning will blink and an audible beep will sound.
How do you change the Blind Spot Information System settings? Simply follow the steps listed below to customize your BSI alert or disable the system.
Please note, for the Blind Spot Information System to function properly, the vehicle must be traveling at least 20 MPH. BSI may not alert you if the speed difference between vehicles is too great, i.e., the upcoming/passing automobile is approaching too quickly. The driver should always visually confirm that the adjacent lane is clear.
While not every model comes available with BSI, nearly all new Honda vehicles offer the driver-assist feature at a certain trim level. Which Honda models have the Blind Spot Information System? The staff here at Vern Eide Honda in Sioux Falls has put together a list of models with BSI.
The 2021 Honda Accord EX-L and above come outfitted with the Blind Spot Information System.
The Blind Spot Information System comes standard equipped on all 2022 Honda Insight models.
From EX to Touring, nearly every 2021 Honda CR-V trim comes with the Blind Spot Information System.
The Blind Spot Information System is standard on almost every 2022 Honda Odyssey, from EX to Elite.
The 2021 Honda Passport EX-L and above come equipped with the Blind Spot Information System.
The Blind Spot Information System can be found on 2021 Honda Pilot trims EX and above.