CARS.COM — The head-up display was once — and still is, in some cars — just another way to view vehicle speed. But automakers have been adding more and more information to them, and the addition of blind spot warning indicators in the all-new 2018 Kia Stinger’s available head-up display make this popular safety feature more helpful than ever.
The indicators for blind spot warning systems are typically located in the side mirrors or at the base of the windshield pillars, and they illuminate when a car comes up alongside you from the left or right. Problem is, the warning is often redundant if you have your side mirrors set properly; the blind spot warning indicators tend to light up about the same time a car moves into view in one of your side mirrors.
With the warning icons in the Stinger’s head-up display, however, the blind spot warning system becomes much more useful by letting you know when cars are around you without having to avert your eyes from the road. It’s a much more effective way to warn you.