Active Blind Spot Assist (ABSA) increases the level of protection even more by overcoming one of the more common hazards on the road: vehicles entering your blind spot.
ABSA continually assesses the space between you and the nearby vehicles by scanning blind spots on either side of your vehicle. If ABSA detects a vehicle entering your blind spot that you can’t see in your side mirrors, the system will alert you by illuminating a warning light in the exterior door mirrors. Additionally, if you have your signal on and are about to change lane, ABSA will alert you an audible warning and reduce the radio's volume. In this scenario, a steering wheel vibration will serve as an additional warning to alert you that the lane change is not safe.
The blind spot area extends from immediately behind the exterior rear-view mirrors up to about 7 m (23 ft) behind the rear bumper. The ABSA system monitors the detection zone from three different entry points: side, rear, and overtaking traffic