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Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE in a nutshell!

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Many consumers have heard the term “SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY” and “Soul of Motion” – the latter meant to express the automaker’s Kodo design language. Another term that continues to appear on the consumer radar is Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE, which encompasses several active safety technologies that include cameras and radars, among other devices. Below is a list of the various features, along with an explanation of what they can do to keep Mazda drivers safe.

Forward Obstruction Warning

The FOW system works at speeds of over 15 km/h, and warns the driver via an indicator and an alarm if there is a risk of a collision.

Blind-Spot Monitoring System

The BSM system uses side radars to detect vehicles up to eight metres behind, and that are in the driver’s blind spot. The system will flash a warning light in the side mirror to capture the motorist's attention. If the driver decides to activate the turn signal to change lanes while another vehicle remains in his or her blind spot, the BSM system will continue to flash a warning, along with a beeping sound.

Adaptive Front Lighting System

Mazda’s AFS is especially useful for anyone driving at night. As the car turns a corner or enters a curve, the vehicle’s front lights will turn up to 15 degrees with the car, illuminating the path of the vehicle with more precision.

Lane Departure Warning System

Operating at speeds of higher than 65 km/h, Mazda’s LDW will sense the markings on the road that divide the lanes. If the car unintentionally strays from the lane, the LDW will alert the driver via a flashing icon on the display.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert This system will warn you if there is a vehicle approaching your car as you are backing up. The warning will appear in the form of an icon on the side mirror, followed by a beeping sound. This is particularly useful when backing out of a driveway or parking lot. Mazda Radar Cruise Control When selecting cruise control and driving over 30 km/h, the RCC system will monitor what is ahead. Should the driver approach a slower vehicle; the system will adjust the set cruise control speed to keep the driver at a safe distance from the vehicle ahead. High Beam Control HBC uses a special camera to detect vehicles ahead. If an automobile is detected, the system will then switch from high to low beams, depending on the situation. The HBC is a feature that any driver can appreciate. Smart City Brake Support SCBS helps drivers maintain a safe distance when driving behind another vehicle, and is specifically meant to soften or prevent low-speed, front-end collisions. At speeds of between 4 and 30 km/h, the SCBS will detect objects up to 6 metres in front, and will alert the driver if a collision is imminent. If there is no reaction from the driver, the system will apply the brakes automatically to prevent an accident. The goal behind i-ACTIVESENSE is to promote not just the safety of you and your passengers, but of other vehicles and pedestrians as well. To further inquire about the Mazda vehicles that can be equipped with i-ACTIVSENSE technologies, contact us today.

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