Mazda Motor Corporation highlighted it’s i-Activesense technologies in the new Mazda6 which made its Australasian debut at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show in October.
Mazda says i-Activesense is a series of advanced safety technologies designed to aid the driver in recognising hazards, avoiding collisions and reducing the severity of accidents when they cannot be avoided. It says the system brings with it a new standard in safety performance over a wide range of driving conditions.
The Mazda6 with i-Activesense will be available in New Zealand in early 2013.
List of i-Activesense technologies
Mazda Radar Cruise
Control (MRCC) Judges the relative speed and distance to the car ahead, and works within a set speed range to maintain a safe following distance, thus alleviating some of the burden on the driver when driving on highways
Hazard Recognition Support
Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW)
Detects vehicles in front and alerts the driver to an approaching risk of collision early enough for the driver to brake or take evasive action
Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
Detects lane markings on the road surface and warns drivers of imminent unintentional lane departures
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
Detects cars in the blind spot on either side or approaching from behind and alerts the driver to potential risks
High-Beam Control System (HBC)
Detects oncoming traffic and vehicles in front and automatically switches headlights between high and low beam, improving visibility at night and aiding hazard avoidance
Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS)
Supports safe driving at night by turning the headlights based on the degree of steering input and vehicle speed to maximize illumination and visibility at curves and intersections
Collision Avoidance/ Damage Reduction Support
Smart Brake Support (SBS)
Helps reduce the severity of a collision by automatically applying the brakes when a risk of frontal collision is detected while driving at speeds of 15km/h or more
Mazda’s advanced safety technology “i-ACTIVSENSE”
The ultimate goal for Mazda is the realisation of a collision-free society.