Cross Traffic Alert (sometimes called Rear Cross Traffic Alert) is a system that warns you if a car is approaching from the side when you are backing out of a parking space.
It often works alongside a blind spot warning system, using the same equipment.
If, when you are backing out of a space, the system detects a car approaching from either side it will make a sound or display an alert.
Some vehicles combine this warning with an autonomous braking system that will automatically brake the car if a crash is imminent and the driver doesn’t take action.
Things to be aware of: