Blind spot monitor
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A blind spot monitor is a vehicle-based sensor device that detects other vehicles located to the driver’s side and rear. Warnings can be visual or audible. Increased warnings indicate potentially hazardous lane changes.
Blind Spot Information System 
BLIS is an acronym for Blind Spot Information System, a system of protection developed by Volvo. Volvo's previous parent Ford Motor Company has since adapted the system to its Ford, Lincoln (automobile), and Mercury (automobile) brands.
This system was first introduced on the redesigned 2007 Volvo S80 sedan and produced a visible alert when a car entered the blind spot while a driver was switching lanes, using two door mounted lenses to check the blind spot area for an impending collision.
Mazda was the first Japanese automaker to offer a blind spot monitor, which they refer to as BSM (Blind Spot Monitoring). It was initially introduced on the 2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring and remained limited to only that highest trim level through the 2012 model year. For 2013, the CX-9 Touring and Grand Touring both have BSM standard. T
Mazda also added BSM to the redesigned 2009 Mazda6 s Grand touring when it was introduced! It was added to additional trim levels as low as the 2013 Mazda6 i Touring Plus. It has also been added to various version of the Mazda3 and CX-5, often as part of any option package.
On Ford products, the system was first introduced in the spring of 2009 on the 2010 Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid, 2010 Mercury Milan and Milan Hybrid and 2010 Lincoln MKZ.
Blind Spot Intervention Systems 
See also 
- Blind spot
- Lane departure warning system
- Precrash system
- Blind Spot Information System (Volvo, Ford Motor Company)
- Intelligent car
- Automobile Blind-Spot Monitoring System, Tri-City Insurance News, January 27, 2006
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