Car companies are always focusing on introducing new features to promote safe driving. The two most common and useful systems that are available in modern vehicles include lane change assist and blind spot detection. Both are extremely useful and ensure driver safety. Read on to learn what they are, the differences between them, product recommendations, and more.
Lane Change Assist vs. Blind Spot Detection
Lane change assist and blind spot detection are generally bundled in a package, but they are not the same system. Lane change assist is designed to scan and detect the lane line on the road to help the driver switch lanes safely. Blind spot detection, on the other hand, utilizes sensors on the back and side of the vehicle to alert the driver to cars coming up quickly in the vehicle’s blind spot.
The difference between the two systems can be further explained based on these aspects:
The function of lane change assist is to support the driver when switching lanes by avoiding collisions with other vehicles. The function of blind spot collision is to notify the driver if another car has appeared within the vehicle’s blind spot and presents a risk of collision.
The focus of blind spot detection is to solve the problem of blind spots not captured by vehicle rear-view mirrors. It focuses on detecting the slightly proximal end of the vehicle's rear, alerting the driver when another vehicle or object is detected in the blind spot, improving driver safety and assisting the driver to control the car more easily.
In terms of lane change assist, it primarily detects collision hazards when changing lanes. Lane change system uses sensors or cameras to scan the surroundings of the road. In cases where the driver intends to change lanes, the system analyses the speed and position of surrounding cars and determines whether there is a collision hazard. If a risk exists, the driver will be alerted to avoid the risk of an accident when changing lanes.
Importance of Choosing Reliable Automotive Electronics
To ensure peace of mind and safety, investing in reliable automotive electronics is crucial. A quality lane change system provides accurate readings and operates in real-time to keep you alert of any collision risks with other vehicles. Most premium-grade lane change systems also come with a blind spot detection feature for added safety. STEELMATE is a trustworthy automotive electronics manufacturer that specializes in offering such advanced products and more. Our lane change assist system SLC-2C is recommended because of the following characteristics:
Position-sensitive detectors are highly-accurate systems that scan and measure a position of a light spot in multiple directions on the surface of a sensor. The SLC-2C features a single-sensor design that is capable of detecting 77GHz ultra-high frequency with fast response speed and high resolution.
lBSD and CVW Supported
The SLC-2C supports both blind spot detection (BSD) and closing vehicle warning (CVW) functions. These combined with30 meters ultra-long distance detection help ensure maximum safety and performance.
The IP67 waterproof product is easy to install thanks to its single-sensor design. You can install it on the license plate bracket or adhesive bracket attached to the bumper. No matter which method you choose, the installation will be damage-free.
Other features of the SLC-2C include a self-test function, multi-level detection and warning, and more.
Lane change assist and blind spot detection are must-have features in any vehicle. They are especially useful on highways and urban areas in general. If you are interested in installing a lane change assist system in your vehicle, it is highly recommended that you consider one that also features blind spot detection for added safety. Guangdong-based automotive electronics manufacturer STEELMATE offers many products that satisfy this criterion.
Founded in 1993, STEELMATE is an automotive electronics manufacturer with a strong RD capability. Over the years, we have acquired a lot of invention patents, and our automatic advanced production lines have supplied numerous state-of-the-art automotive electronic products to promote safer, more convenient driving.
Our production facilities are upgraded regularly to meet the most stringent industry standards when it comes to vehicle safety. Feel free to reach out to us to learn more about our company and the products we offer.
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