bbock wrote:I can understand not having an audible warning for blindspot. If you are changing lanes, you are looking at your mirror where the warning is indicated. You wouldn’t want it firing every time you have the turn signal on with a car behind you.
I have to imagine GM is trying to avoid alarm fatigue. I do think there should be alarms for lane keeping and collision alerts. But if you have false alarms, like blind spot warnings that don’t matter or should be visual, you’ll eventually become immune to those warnings. It happens in hospitals with electronic monitoring sounds. They had to reduce the sounds so only critical sounds play because if there’s a cacophony, you become inured to it.
I think this is one of those things that is definitely different from person to person. Personally, when changing lanes, I **always** turn my head around to make sure there is nothing in my blind spot. Because I do this, I do not always look at the side view mirrors and (in my case at least) an audible warning would be MUCH more useful.
I am not saying GM should force
this on everyone ... but how hard would it be to provide an OPTION
for those that want to have audible blindspot warning upon hitting the turn signal? That way those who don't care about it can easily turn it off.