2014 Acura MDX: Sensitive Warning System
April 29, 2014
This will sound strange but I actually like when our L.A. freeways are only moving about 40 mph. They are usually moving much slower and as soon as they open up instant stupidity sets in. Every driver jumps to any lane that is moving fractionally faster. This is when accidents happen. And this is when I appreciate the Blind Spot Information system in our long-term 2014 Acura MDX.
I'm not a frequent lane jumper but I've driven my route home so many times that I know exactly which lane works best as I progress down the freeway. The BSI warning light in the MDX comes on every time a vehicle is detected in my blind spot and it stays on until they are clear. As soon as I apply the turn signal, even before I move an inch, the light blinks and the warning beep fires off.
At first I thought this system was too sensitive but then I realized it's really helpful. It's not always easy to see the action at the side of the MDX and you can be sure that whoever is hanging at your side is not paying attention to you. That's why 40 mph on an overcrowded L.A. freeway is good enough for me.
Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor