Aftermarket blind spot detectors are starting to come out of the shadows, now with a handful of companies offering products.
Roadwire is the first to our knowledge to provide a dedicated model for Toyota and Scion vehicles.
Under its Smart View line, is a new unit that is activated when the driver turns on his turn signal. Users see a video feed on the car radio screen showing a view of the side lane.
The system includes two low-profile cameras that mount under the side view mirrors on either side of the car. There’s a harness that matches specific vehicles and a video interface module. If the car does not accept an add-on camera, you can add a video interface.
Roadwire’s first car-specific system for General Motors vehicles and began shipping in September.
The system offers a 3-year warranty.
Compatible vehicles are:
2012-2013 Toyota Camry
2014.5 Toyota Camry
2012-2014 Scion (all models with 6.1″ LCD)
2012-2014 Toyota Prius C/V/Gen2
2013-2014 Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Tacoma
2014-2015 Toyota Tundra