Honda’s LaneWatch system does not aim to replace the traditional blind spot monitoring system. It is, however, a complementary and more accessible technology as it is often offered in the mid-range versions of new Honda vehicles.
Using a small camera positioned below the passenger side-view mirror, the LaneWatch system can display a detailed image of what is happening on the vehicle’s right side when your turn signal is activated. This makes it possible to see the vehicles in the right lane faster and more efficiently.
In the city, LaneWatch technology makes it easier to see pedestrians and cyclists at intersections. As a matter of fact, it’s in an urban environment that this technology truly shines.
On the highway, nothing will replace a quick glance behind our shoulder to make sure the lane is clear. In the city, however, pedestrians and cyclists can sometimes be unpredictable, and there are a ton of distractions at every intersection. So when you need to turn right, the LaneWatch system is a great ally.
In addition and as stated previously, it is offered on the majority of mid-range versions of new Honda vehicles which means that its cost is generally reasonable and it is not a single option.