Mazda Motor Corporation will highlight “i-ACTIVSENSE” technologies in the all-new Mazda6, which will take centre stage at this year’s Paris Motor Show and go on sale later this year. “i-ACTIVSENSE” is a series of advanced safety technologies designed by Mazda to aid the driver in recognizing hazards, in avoiding collisions and reducing the severity of accidents when they cannot be avoided. The all-new Mazda6 will be equipped with the full range of “i-ACTIVSENSE” technologies that deliver excellent safety performance over a wide range of driving conditions.
At Mazda, the research and development of safety technology is based upon the company’s safety philosophy, Mazda Proactive Safety, which aims to minimize the risk of an accident by maximizing the range of conditions in which the driver can safely operate the vehicle.
Mazda’s “i-ACTIVSENSE” describes a group of advanced safety technologies, developed in line with Mazda Proactive Safety, which make use of detection devices such as milliwave radars and cameras. They includes active safety technologies that help the driver recognize potential hazards, and pre-crash safety technologies which help avert collisions or reduce their severity in situations where they cannot be avoided.
Mazda’s advanced safety technology “i-ACTIVSENSE” The ultimate goal of Mazda Proactive Safety is to realize collision-free driving. In pursuit of this ideal Mazda will continue to expand its research and development of safety technologies in order to provide customers with both driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance.
Table of i-ACTIVSENSE technologies Driving Support Mazda Radar Cruise Judges the relative speed of, and distance to, the car ahead and Control (MRCC) works within a set speed range to maintain a safe following distance, thus alleviating some of the burden on the driver when driving on motorways.
Hazard Forward Obstruction Detects vehicles in front and alerts the driver to an approaching Recognition Warning (FOW) risk of collision early enough for the driver to brake or take evasive Support action.
Lane Departure Detects lane markings on the road surface and warns drivers of Warning System imminent unintentional lane departures.
(LDWS) Rear Vehicle Monitoring Detects cars in the blind spot on either side or approaching from (RVM) behind and alerts the driver to potential risks.
High-Beam Control Detects oncoming traffic and vehicles in front and automatically System (HBC) switches headlights between high and low beam, improving visibility at night and aiding hazard avoidance.
Adaptive Front-lighting Supports safe driving at night by turning the headlights based on System (AFS) the degree of steering input and vehicle speed to maximize illumination and visibility at curves and intersections Collision Smart Brake Support Helps reduce the severity of a collision by automatically applying Avoidance
(SBS) the brakes when a risk of frontal collision is detected while Damage driving at speeds of 15 km/h or faster.
Reduction Support Smart City Brake Automatically stops the car, or reduces the speed of the car, Support (SCBS) when there is a risk of collision with the vehicle in front while travelling at speeds of between 4 and 30 km/h. This helps the driver avoid or reduce the severity of a crash.
Distance Recognition Senses distance to preceding vehicle and, taking speed into Support System account, indicates time until car catches up with preceding (DRSS): vehicle.