Roadwire announced the release of a plug and play blind spot detector for General Motors vehicles that include MyLink and IntellitLink car audio systems with 7- and 8-inch LCD screens.
The blind spot detector awakens when the drivers uses his left or right turn signal. It then sends a video camera feed to the radio screen, showing the blind spot, so the driver can glance at the screen before changing lanes. There’s no audible signal or LED indicator. It can also be used for parking assistance.
Called the VIEW SMART, it includes cameras that mount on the bottom of each side mirror. It also comes with a harness for GM vehicles.
Roadwire is hoping to offer similar products for Toyota and Ford vehicles.
VIEW SMART for GM is shipping now. Pricing will range from $199 to $699 depending on volume, said the company.
Roadwire also makes backup cameras for Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Honda, Scion, Subaru, Toyota and others.