Honda, Lane Assist and Blind Spot Cameras

Who says car companies aren’t innovating? Honda is introducing a very cool feature into the 2013 Accord: Lane Assist. At its core this technology monitors your position in the road and beeps at you if you start drifting into another lane. If you turn on the turn signal, it won’t beep. Here’s a concept video from Honda posted to YouTube:

A reporter from the Portland newspaper, The Oregonian, took the new car for a test ride and noticed something else interesting. When you turn on the right blinker, the map changes to a camera view, which shows the scene from a small camera embedded in the right rear view mirror. This is perfect for seeing into your blind spot before moving to the right. Check out the video at