Pioneer Electronics showed at CES this month two blind spot monitoring systems due for release in March.
The company revealed a license plate bar system and an advanced two-way system that were “soft launched” at CES to gauge dealer reaction.
A spokesman said, “Based on several positive discussions, Pioneer will be shipping these products in Spring 2020. As specifications are finalized and a shipping date is determined, Pioneer will share more details.”
The SDA-BS100 is a license plate bar system that works with both metal and non-metal bumpers without cutting or drilling required. It can be installed either at the top or the bottom of the license plate frame.
The SDA-BS900 can detect both approaching and passing vehicles. The microwave system works with non-metal bumpers, again without drilling, and it adds cross-traffic detection when the car is backing up.
Pioneer said the systems will be part of its growing offering in Driver Assistance products that includes telematics devices, traditional rear-view cameras, dash cameras, and rear parking sensors.
Pioneer offers a range of ADAS solutions available in Japan and sees an opportunity to market them in the US, it said.