The new-generation 2020 Kia Sorento SUV is poised to get blind-zone camera technology on top-end models.
Utilising a wide-angle, high-definition camera under each side mirror, the technology shows vehicles in the adjacent lanes that would normally be in a driver’s blind-spot.
This image is shown on the 12.3-inch widescreen digital instrument cluster when an indicator is activated, temporarily superimposed over the speedometer. The system is similar in concept to Honda's LaneWatch feature, which displays a blind-spot video feed on the centre screen of equipped models.
Kia Australia says the technology will feature as standard equipment on flagship Sorento models.
The new Kia Sorento range is set for an Australian launch later this year.
In Europe, the technology will be debut on the Sorento as part of an optional safety package that also includes Surround View Monitor and Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist.
CarAdvice understands the blind view camera technology will also make its way into other Australian-delivered Kia models, following the launch of the Sorento.