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Advanced i-ACTIVSENCE safety technologies unveiled for the new Mazda6

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To provide a safe and secure drive for its customers, Mazda has unveiled the advanced i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies which will provide safety solution to prevent accidents and reduce injuries due to such incidents. The new Mazda6 will be influenced with these i-ACTIVSENSE technologies which will help provide safety performance over a variety of conditions which may be experience by a driver.

These solutions will help drivers avert hazards like accidents and collisions and in some cases reduce severity of injuries in case they aren’t averted. The i-ACTIVSENSE package comprises of three categories of safety technologies namely: Driving support, hazard recognition support, collision avoidance/ damage reduction support. Within these categories technologies like Mazda Radar Cruise Control which help regulate speed of vehicle based on vehicle in front of you, Forward obstruction warning system which alerts you if there’s a risk of collision, Lane Departure Warning System which detects lane marking and alerts if there’s unintentional departure.

High Beam Control System detects oncoming high and low beams and adjusts accordingly to improve vision at night, Adaptive front lighting system helps to turn lights based on the steering to avoid collisions and maximize visibility. Smart Brake Support helps to reduce severity of collision with early application of brakes in case collision has been detected, Smart City brake Support has been designed to automatically stop the car or reduce speed when travelling at speeds between 4km to 30 km. This helps reduce severity of injuries, Distance Recognition Support System determines distance from preceding vehicle and time which will be taken to catch up with the vehicle.

Auto news release: Advanced Safety Technologies ‘i-ACTIVSENSE’ for All-New Mazda6

Mazda Motor Corporation will incorporate “i-ACTIVSENSE” technologies into the all-new Mazda6 (known as Atenza in Japan) to be launched later this year. i-ACTIVSENSE is a series of Mazda’s advanced safety technologies designed to aid the driver in recognizing hazards, avoiding collisions and reducing the severity of accidents when they cannot be avoided.

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 is an umbrella term covering a series 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 support safe driving by helping the driver to recognize potential hazards, and pre-crash safety technologies which help to avert collisions or reduce their severity in situations where they cannot be avoided. The all-new Mazda6 will be equipped with the full range of i-ACTIVSENSE technologies*, offering excellent safety performance over a wide range of driving conditions.

* In the Japanese market. i-ACTIVSENSE technologies available in the all-new Mazda6 will vary between markets.

Table of i-ACTIVSENSE technologies

Driving Support 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
 MRCC Video [WMV]  00:27 [5.1MB]
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
 LDWS Video [WMV]  00:36 [6.0MB]
Rear Vehicle Monitoring (RVM) Detects cars in the blind spot on either side or approaching from behind and alerts the driver to potential risks
 RVM Video [WMV]  00:26 [7.1MB]
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.
 HBC Video [WMV]  00:30 [3.7MB]
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
 AFS Video [WMV]  00:30 [7.5MB]
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
 SBS Video [WMV]  00:26 [6.6MB]
Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) Automatically stops or reduces the speed of the car when there is a risk of collision with the vehicle in front while travelling at speeds of between 4 and 30 km/h in order to help the driver to avoid or reduce the severity of a crash
 SCBS Video [WMV]  00:24 [7.8MB]
Acceleration Control for Automatic Transmission Avoids sudden acceleration by curbing engine power output and alerts the driver if the accelerator pedal is pressed excessively while there is an obstacle in front of the car