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Kia Safety Tech: Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)

What is Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)?

Kia's award-winning Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) system is one of the many exclusive safety technologies offered at Kia. Using sensors in the rear bumper of your vehicle, the system detects any vehicles in your blind spots as you drive down the road. Once activated, a small icon appears on your side mirror any time a vehicle is in your blind spot. An auditory beeping noise will join a flashing of the icon, warning you as you begin to switch lanes. This system is active over speeds of 30 km/h. The system is a critical part of your Kia’s safety in a world where distracted drivers are becoming more common. While the BCW has broad appeal, it really shows its value when you are switching lanes in tight bumper to bumper traffic, or when driving busy roads with the many motorcycles and bicycles in the Victoria area. 

How Does BCW Work?

In order to activate Kia’s BCW you need to:

 

 

Turn on the engine and press the BCW button,  usually located on the left of the steering wheel.

The system is now active, anytime a vehicle enters your blindspot the indicator light will activate. If you begin to switch lanes using your turn signal an auditory warning beep will accompany the warning indicator light on your side mirror, warning you of the unforeseen vehicle.  

New Kia Vehicles with BCW

The Kia Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) is one of the best ways to reduce the stress in tight traffic while changing lanes. This incredibly useful safety technology is available on new Kia vehicles, including the all-new redesigned 2021 Sorento. Browse our new inventory here.

Contact us today if you want to know more about the Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) system, or any of the other Kia exclusive safety features. Ready to try it for yourself? Stop by the showroom or phone us at (250)-360-1111 to contact one of our helpful team members!