2016 Discovery 4

BLIND SPOT MONITOR (BSM)

WARNING

The Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) system is a supplement to, not a replacement for, a safe driving style and use of the exterior and rear-view mirrors. The system may not function under all speeds, weather and road conditions.

WARNING

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

WARNING

The BSM 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 exterior and rear-view mirrors to avoid accidents.

WARNING

The BSM will not correct errors of judgement in driving.

WARNING

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

CAUTION

Make sure that the warning indicators in the exterior 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 BSM system monitors a zone that covers the area adjacent to the vehicle that is not easily visible to the driver. The system uses radar on each side of the vehicle to identify any overtaking vehicle/object within the blind spot area of the vehicle, while disregarding other objects which may be stationary or traveling in the opposite direction, etc.

  1. Driver's blind spot area.

  2. Amber warning symbol in the exterior mirror. Overtaking vehicle detected.

  3. Amber indicator in the exterior mirror. BSM is not active.

If an object is identified by the system as being an overtaking vehicle/object, an amber warning icon illuminates in the relevant exterior mirror, to alert the driver that there is a potential hazard in the vehicle's blind spot and, therefore, that a lane change might be dangerous.

The radar monitors the area extending from the exterior mirror rearwards, 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 lane). The BSM is designed to work most effectively when driving on multi-lane roads.

NOTES

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

NOTES

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

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

The BSM is automatically disabled and an amber warning indicator dot is displayed in the exterior mirrors when:

  • Reverse (R) or Park (P) is selected.

    NOTES

    When Reverse Traffic Detection (RTD) is fitted, all of the mirror icons switch off when R is selected.

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

The BSM can be enabled or disabled through the Instrument panel menu. See INSTRUMENT PANEL MENU.

NOTES

The BSM is disabled when a trailer is attached.