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DSMLVR
07-02-2008, 09:31 PM
VIDEO: Chrysler blind spot detection and rear cross path detection
Posted Jul 2nd 2008 6:20PM by Sam Abuelsamid




One of the more useful bits of technology we encountered at the Chrysler What's New for 2009 event last week was "Rear Cross Path Detection," a byproduct of the new blind spot monitoring system on 2009 minivans that employs two radar sensors mounted on the corners of the rear bumper. Blind spot monitoring has become increasingly common on luxury vehicles in recent years, but Chrysler is claiming that the 2009 Caravan and Town & Country are the first minivans to be equipped with the technology.

If you've found yourself in a parking space flanked by two mondo SUVs, you've found it difficult, if not damn near impossible, to back out safely, and all too often drivers trolling parking lots are too busy looking for an empty slot to pay attention to cars backing out. When in reverse, the cross path detection uses the radar sensors to look to the sides for oncoming vehicles. If someone is in your path of travel the system audibly warns you of impending disaster. Check out the videos after the jump to see how both systems work.

[Source: Chrysler]

Go here to see video:

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/07/02/video-chrysler-blind-spot-detection-and-rear-cross-path-detecti/

PTCarl
07-03-2008, 12:13 AM
VIDEO: Chrysler blind spot detection and rear cross path detection
Posted Jul 2nd 2008 6:20PM by Sam Abuelsamid

One of the more useful bits of technology we encountered at the Chrysler What's New for 2009 event last week was "Rear Cross Path Detection," a byproduct of the new blind spot monitoring system on 2009 minivans that employs two radar sensors mounted on the corners of the rear bumper. Blind spot monitoring has become increasingly common on luxury vehicles in recent years, but Chrysler is claiming that the 2009 Caravan and Town & Country are the first minivans to be equipped with the technology......

When will more info on the 2009 Chrysler minivans become available?

DSMLVR
07-03-2008, 08:39 AM
I don't know for sure. As soon as I get any, I post it here and I send it to you.

Gumby
07-03-2008, 11:00 AM
Interesting. I just rented an 08 Volvo XC70 and, among other things it had BLIS. Blind Spot Information System. It was basically two "cameras" at the base of each side view mirror that would detect when a vehicle is coming up on your vehicle faster than about 5 mph (than you are travelling). This system worked very well and would "remind" you to take care when changing lanes.

I would personally get this feature on any vehicle that would be offering it.

JCamasto
07-03-2008, 04:54 PM
Rear view mirrors and steering wheels soon to be optional equipment...

-Jim

IssaquahWA1979
07-04-2008, 01:08 PM
that statment is probably more true than you think...

Miron
07-05-2008, 01:15 AM
I just love the idea :ThumbsUp:

Today I just installed a reverse wireless video camera on my T&C and it's great