2016 Discovery Sport

BLIND SPOT MONITOR (BSM)

WARNING

The blind spot monitor is a supplement to, not a replacement for, a safe driving style and use of the door mirrors and rear-view mirrors. The blind spot monitor may not function under all speeds, weather, and road conditions.

WARNING

The blind spot monitor may not be able to give adequate warning of vehicles approaching very quickly from behind.

WARNING

The blind spot monitor may not be able to detect all vehicles and may also detect objects such as roadside barriers, etc. Drive safely at all times and use the door mirrors and rear-view mirrors to avoid accidents.

WARNING

The blind spot monitor does not correct errors of judgement in driving.

WARNING

The radar sensors may be impaired by mud, rain, frost, ice, snow, or road spray. The system's ability to reliably detect a vehicle within the driver's blind spot may be affected.

CAUTION

Make sure that the warning icons and indicators in the door mirrors are not obscured by stickers or other objects.

CAUTION

Do not attach stickers or objects to the rear bumper, that may interfere with the radar sensors.

The blind spot monitor monitors a zone that covers the area adjacent to the vehicle, which is not easily visible to the driver. The radars on each side of the vehicle, identify any overtaking vehicle within the driver's blind spot area. The blind spot monitor disregards other objects which may be stationary or traveling in the opposite direction, etc.

  1. Driver's blind spot area.

  2. Door mirror icons: The amber warning icon illuminates in the door mirror when an overtaking vehicle is detected.

  3. System disabled indicator: The amber indicator illuminates in the door mirror when the system is not active.

If an overtaking vehicle is detected by the blind spot monitor, an amber warning icon illuminates in the relevant door mirror to alert the driver. There is a potential hazard in the vehicle's blind spot and, therefore, a lane change might be dangerous.

The radar monitors the area extending from the door mirrors rearwards. It extends to approximately 20 ft (6 m) behind the rear wheels and up to 8.2 ft (2.5 m) from the side of the vehicle (the width of a typical carriageway lane). The blind spot monitor is designed to work most effectively when driving on multi-lane roads.

NOTES

The radar sensor is approved in all RTTE countries.

NOTES

The blind spot monitor covers an area of a fixed lane width. If the lanes are narrower than a typical carriageway lane, objects traveling in non-adjacent lanes may be detected.

NOTES

If overtaking vehicles are detected on both sides simultaneously, the warning icons in both mirrors illuminate.

The blind spot monitor automatically switches on and becomes active when the vehicle is traveling at more than 6 mph (10 km/h) in a forward gear. When the system initiates, it performs a self-check. During which, the warning icons in the mirrors illuminate alternately for a short period of time.

The amber indicator (3) remains illuminated until the vehicle's forward speed exceeds 6 mph (10 km/h).

The blind spot monitor is automatically disabled and the amber indicator illuminates in the exterior mirrors when:

  • Reverse (R) gear is selected.

  • Park (P) is selected for vehicles with an automatic transmission.

  • The vehicle's speed is below 4 mph (6 km/h).

The blind spot monitor can be enabled or disabled through the instrument panel menu. See INSTRUMENT PANEL MENU.

NOTES

The blind spot monitor system does not operate if an electrical connector is connected to a Jaguar Land Rover approved trailer socket. The blind spot monitor system remains disabled if a trailer is disconnected from the trailer socket while the engine is still running. Switch the vehicle's ignition off, then back on again, to enable the blind spot monitor system.