Roads have never been more congested and drivers have never been more distracted. We humans went from sauntering along on our feet, to ripping down the road in high powered vehicles in a relatively short span of time. There’s some pretty strong evidence (e.g. rapidly increasing roadway fatalities) that we may have maxed out our collective ability to safely operate vehicles on the roadways.
That’s where Mazda’s i-Activsense comes in…
To be clear: Non of these tools are a replacement for good judgement and focus on the road. They are TOOLS designed to ASSIST the driver and minimize human shortcomings. So, ALWAYS keep your eyes on the road and your mind in the game.
Without further ado, here is a quick overview of the i-Activsense suite of safety tools, how they work, and how they can improve your daily commute.
MAZDA RADAR CRUISE CONTROL WITH STOP & GO (All CX-5 Trims)
MRCC is a dynamic cruise control system that employs radar to maintain your speed and distance from the vehicle ahead of you. If the vehicle ahead of you comes to a complete stop, the Stop & Go feature will stop your CX-5, hold it in place, and resume driving when the vehicle ahead moves on.
BLIND SPOT MONITORING WITH REAR CROSS-TRAFFIC ALERT (All CX-5 Trims)
Notifies the driver of vehicles approaching from the rear of the vehicle on both sides. When signaling a lane change, BSM provides and audible and visual warning to prevent collisions.
LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYTEM WITH LANE-KEEP ASSIST (All CX-5 Trims)
The CX-5’s Forward Sensing Camera detects road lines in which you are driving. If you deviate from those lines, LDW provides a visual and tactile warning and LKA gently guides the vehicle back into lane.
ADVANCED SMART CITY BRAKE SUPPORT WITH PEDESTRIAN DETECTION (All CX-5 Trims)
This feature uses the Forward Sensing Camera to detect a vehicle or pedestrian in front of your CX-5. If the vehicle senses a collision is unavoidable, it will apply the brakes with the goal of avoiding or mitigating an accident. (Functions under certain conditions at speeds from 2-50 mph)
SMART BRAKE SUPPORT WITH COLLISION WARNING (All CX-5 Trims)
Functions similarly to ASCBS, but at higher speeds.
HIGH BEAM CONTROL
Turns high beams on and off as needed.
ADAPTIVE FRONT LIGHTING SYSTEM (Grand Touring & above)
Automatically adjusts headlight beams to the left or ride as you turn in to a curve so you see what may be lurking in the shadows.
DRIVER ATTENTION ALERT (Signature)
Senses driver inattention during prolonged driving and provides visual and audible warnings.
360˚ VIEW MONITOR (Signature)
Combines the imagery from four cameras around the vehicle to create a 360˚ and birds-eye view of your surroundings.
SMART CITY BRAKE SUPPORT-REVERSE (Signature)
Provides emergency breaking when reversing.