FLUSH MOUNTED SENSOR MODEL
2 warning LED displays are fitted inside by your left and right door mirrors. In normal driving, when a vehicle enters within 3 metres of your blind spot on your left or right, an LED lights to show that a vehicle is present. If you then indicate to move into the hidden vehicles path, the LED will flash and an audible buzzer sounds warning you not to move.
• Monitor the side rear blind spots
• See & hear alerts if another vehicle is within 3 metres
• Helps with lane changes, in fog, night-time, rain or snow
• GPS speed sensor
• Ignores obstacles approached from the front
4 HEADS ARE BETTER THAN 2
Unlike other systems that may be available, Mongoose blind spot monitors have 4 sensors. 2 are fitted to the sides at the front and 2 to the sides at the rear.
The front pair prevent false alerts from obstacles being approached, such as cars going the other way – pedestrians – lamp posts – roadworks - rubbish bins - parked cars etc.
Basically anything that you approach from the front does not cause an alert.
2 sensor systems cannot do this so are subject to false alerts.
It’s objects coming from behind - the ones that you can't see - that are detected.
GPS SPEED SENSOR
The system monitors GPS satellites to calculate your vehicle's speed.
The blind spot system is programmed not to opertate at speeds below 20km/h. (+/- 25%)
This is to avoid false alerts, for example, at traffic lights, in slow traffic or in traffic jams.
The flush mount type are the ultimate and give that factory fitted look and finish. They do cost a little bit more due to the extra labour as the bumpers are removed so a mounting plate can be attached behind the mounting hole.
The sensors are then inserted from behind the bumper to provide a great flush finish. Well worth the extra cost !
The sensors centre can also be colour matched to your vehicle.