Find Your Mazda, Now With More Vehicle Safety Features

June 27th, 2016 by

Everyone is conscious about vehicle safety; it’s important to you, your passengers, and those driving or walking around you.

At Mazda, we’ve been working on a series of driver assistance technologies to increase vehicle safety, which you can read more about below. We know you’ll love what we’ve done! Check out more about the available Mazda vehicle safety features, or head to Eich Mazda to see your new vehicle in person!

Vehicle Safety Features

Lane Departure Warning System [LDWS]

The LDWS vehicle safety feature detects the line markings on the road surface and warns you with an alarm of unintentional lane departures. If the lane change is made with a turn signal or acceleration, the system recognizes this and does not sound an alarm.

Lane Keep Assist System [LAS]

LAS provides steering assistance at speeds above 37 mph. It uses a windshield-mounted camera to either provide steering assistance early to keep you centered in the lane (more useful on curves,) or to return you to the lane if you have left it unintentionally (more useful on straight stretches of road.) The driver can choose between these two vehicle safety options.

Blind Spot Monitoring [BSM]

A radar system mounted in the rear bumper detects vehicles approaching from behind and in the adjacent lane to monitor your blind spot and provide greater vehicle safety. An icon is displayed in the appropriate rearview mirror to alert you, and if you activate your turn signal, both the icon and a warning beep will be given.

Mazda Radar Cruise Control [MRCC]

To promote vehicle safety, radar is used to judge the speed and distance of a car ahead of you and automatically control your vehicle’s cruise control with a set range. This works especially well on straight stretches of road.

Forward Obstruction Warning [FOW]

The radar here is used to search for vehicles or obstacles in front of the vehicle, and if there is a risk of collision, an alarm will sound and a visual alert will be displayed, prompting you to brake.

Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Force Distribution [EBD]

Brake Assist measures the speed at which you press the brake pedal, as well as the pressure being applied by the brakes, and increases braking power in appropriate situations.

The EBD vehicle safety feature distributes braking power between the front and rear wheels depending on the distributions and size of the load (cargo or passengers) to minimize stopping distance.

Dynamic Stability Control System and Traction Control System [DSC/TCS]

When skidding is detected, the DSC/TCS takes control of the vehicle. Engine output and braking force (including ABS) are combined to control the vehicle and maintain stability even when cornering on slippery roads or when steering suddenly to avoid hazards.

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