The recently unveiled Sorento will be the first Kia in Europe to feature the new advanced driving assistance system.
The Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM) consists of two wide angle, high-resolution cameras – positioned on each of the side mirror housings. The live video feed is then displayed on the Sorento’s new fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster.
The live view can be projected either on the left or right side of the TFT LCD instrument cluster when the driver indicates to change lanes. This is unlike most systems currently available, like Honda’s LaneWatch system in the new Accord for example, that projects the view of the vehicle’s blind spot on the infotainment display instead.
Supporting the Sorento’s Blind-Spot View Monitor is the Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) which will intervene to pull the vehicle back into its lane if the system detects an impending crash with another vehicle in the Sorento’s blind spot.
The BVM is also bundled with other features as a package for the European-specification Sorentos. Among them are the Surround View Monitor, Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (PCA) and a Bose Performance Series sound system.