rear cross traffic assist

What is Rear Cross Traffic Assist & how does it work?

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Rear cross traffic assist: working and advantages

We currently live in a fast-moving world. No one has time, and everyone rushes out of the parking space faster. This situation also creates danger and may result in accidents. So, we need a solution that provides safety in the parking spaces. The rear cross-traffic assist comes in handy in such situations.

Furthermore, the technology helps you reverse from the parking space quickly. The parking space consists of so many moving things. For example, moving vehicles, running children, people, cyclists, and so on. So, while reversing your car from parking space, you may come close to any of them. As a result, you may accidentally dash them. We need to avoid such a situation, and technology plays a crucial role here. Hence, you can prevent this situation by using a rear cross-traffic alert.

What is a rear cross traffic assist?

The rear cross-traffic assist is an advanced driver alert system. This system detects approaching vehicles or objects coming from both sides while reversing out of the parking space. In addition, the system automatically detects objects or persons moving from behind and alerts the driver.

Besides, the alert icon usually appears in the appropriate side mirror or on the dashboard automatically. So, the driver accordingly takes action and avoids rear collision while reversing. It's a blind spot detection system. The system also has one enhancement called rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist. This system has the base of rear cross-traffic assist.

Furthermore, the rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist is a further enhancement in technology. In this system, if the driver keeps reversing irrespective of cross-traffic warning, the system automatically applies brakes and avoids potential collision. This technology works on similar lines of blind spot collision avoidance assist.

How does rear cross traffic assist works?

First of all, the most crucial component in this technology is the corner radar sensor. The system uses two corner radar sensors placed on the rear bumper. The sensors estimate the distance, driving path, and speed of the oncoming vehicle, cyclist, and/or pedestrians nearby.

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