If your vehicle is equipped with a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®), this technology will work to detect vehicles that are approaching in your blind spot.
BLIS will automatically alert you if there is another vehicle in your blind spot, working on both sides of the vehicle to detect vehicles or other objects that within 10 feet of the rear bumper. It will remain on as long as the transmission is in Drive (D) or Neutral (N). It will not work while in Park (P) or Reverse (R).
Ford’s BLIS system comes with Cross Traffic Alert, which activates when you shift into Reverse. This feature is similar, and will warn you of vehicles that are approaching from the side, up to 45 feet away. This will help you feel more confident when backing out of your driveway, parking spaces, or other areas. Cross Traffic Alert works more effectively when you back out slowly.
Keep in mind, BLIS and Cross Traffic Alert are not a replacement for checking your surroundings and your mirrors before changing lanes or backing up. However, they are a safety enhancement that can help prevent common accidents.
For more information on how Ford BLIS with Cross Traffic Alert works, come visit us at Gurley Motor Company.