Kia safety systems help bolster an already impressive awards season

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Telluride, Safety, Technology, Tips and tricks on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 9:25 pm
A photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride in motion on the road.

How good is the Kia Blind Spot Monitoring System? 

Just about every automaker in the world is pouring a lot of resources into developing next-generation, cutting-edge safety systems. Kia, as always, on the forefront of this work. If you’ve been shopping around for a new vehicle and you’ve placed a high premium on crash avoidance, you might also be wondering, ‘How good is the Kia Blind Spot Monitoring System?’ Our friends at Autoblog published an article on Jan. 30 announcing that the active driver-assistance system has won its 2020 Technology of the Year Award. The team of evaluators took a deep dive into the intricacies of the increasingly popular feature to see which automaker has got it right this year. Buyers will be able to find this version of the Blind Spot monitoring system on the 2020 Kia Telluride, which has had its own monumental success. 

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What was the final score? 

The Kia Blind Spot Monitoring System wasn’t exclusively competing against other active safety systems. Autoblog awarded the Kia technology 204 points, beating out the Mercedes E-Active Body Control with 189 points, Subaru DriverFocus (182) and the Ram Multifunction Tailgate (139). Autoblog’s team used a 10-point scale to answer three basic but important questions. According to the Zac Palmer article, the technology and to explain, ‘What is its purpose;’ ‘Does it work;’ and ‘Does it advance the industry?’ 

Autoblog was also quick to point out that the Kia Blind Spot Monitoring System was implemented better than analogous safety systems offered by several competitors. 

Why did it stand out? 

Palmer was quick to point out how easy the Kia Blind Spot Monitoring System is used. When the system detects a lane-change is coming, it will activate a notification in the driver’s side mirror. If there is something in the proximity that could cause a problem, the steering wheel will vibrate. Drivers who don’t make an appropriate change in their behavior will then hear a warning chime. 

The system of cameras employed by the Telluride will provide another point-of-view in the center gauge cluster to assist the driver in maintaining a proper level of situational awareness.

2020 Telluride vs. 2019 Pilot

2020 Telluride vs. 2019 Atlas


Kia will present the award to Kia at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, starting in February. Team Gunther Kia customers can start the pre-ordering process for any model in the showroom when they schedule an appointment with a product expert today.