Has Consumer Reports tested blind spot and lane change monitoring systems?
Have you tested the new blind-spot warning and lane-departure systems that are available on new cars? Are they worth the cost?—Gary Roodman Leeds, MA
Usually blind-spot monitoring systems work well, illuminating a warning when a vehicle lurks in your side blind spot. Some systems can also sound an alert if you switch on the turn signal when there’s an adjacent vehicle. Lane-departure systems warn if you deviate at all from your lane. They work well but are often oversensitive, giving too-frequent warnings, especially on rural roads.
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