Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross-Traffic Alert

Ford’s Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert is a driver assist feature that helps detect vehicles in blind spots during normal driving and traffic approaching from the sides when reversing out of parking spots.


Blind Spot Information System


How it works


  • The feature uses two multiple-beam radar modules, the same used with cross-traffic alert, which are packaged in the rear quarter panels – one per side.
  • The radar identifies when a vehicle enters the defined blind spot zone and illuminates an indicator light on the corresponding sideview mirror, providing a warning that a vehicle is approaching.

Cross-Traffic Alert


How it works


  • Working in conjunction with Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), cross-traffic alert warns the driver of impending traffic while backing out of a parking spot.

  • Cross-traffic alert utilizes the blind spot system’s two multiple-beam radar modules.

  • It can pick up a vehicle moving at least 5 mph within a 45-foot range – or five parking spaces – from either the left or right side of the vehicle.

  • When cross traffic is approaching, three warnings are given: an indicator lights up in the corresponding outside mirror, an audible alert is sounded and a message center warning is displayed.

  • The radar also works when backing out of angled parking spaces because its view is wider than just strictly sensing traffic coming at a 90-degree angle.


BLIS with Cross Traffic Alert is available on:


  • Focus

  • Fusion

  • C-MAX

  • Mustang

  • Taurus

  • EcoSport

  • Escape

  • Edge

  • Flex

  • Explorer

  • Transit Connect


BLIS with Cross Traffic Alert and Trailer Tow is available on:


  • F-150

  • Super Duty

  • Expedition


Cross-traffic alert – Warns drivers of impending traffic while backing out

Rearview and side mirror – Maximum viewing range from conventional rearview and side mirrors

Reverse sensing system – Alerts drivers to objects in the vehicle’s path when slowly backing up