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Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE® TECHNOLOGY Spotlight | Bakersfield, CA
There are dozens of individual safety systems in the automotive industry and they can get a little confusing as they can vary from automaker to automaker. Fortunately, Mazda has come up with an umbrella term for all of its safety technologies. Dubbed i-ACTIVESENSE®, the advanced safety features make use of detection technology like milliwave radars and cameras to prevent or lessen the damage done in collisions.
When an accident is unavoidable, pre-collision technologies take the helm to help reduce the risk of an accident or lessen the severity. Smart City Brake Support and Acceleration Control serve as the final line in accident prevention.
Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) helps avoid frontal collision with the rear end of other vehicles. The technology primarily works in urban areas and heavy traffic. A laser sensor mounted to the windshield operates at up to 20 mph to detect the risk of collision. It applies the full stopping power once the driver hits the brakes. If the driver fails to take action, the system will act on its own.
Accidentally pressing the gas pedal can cause unintentional collisions. Fortunately, Acceleration Control comes into play when the sensor detects an obstacle ahead. If the driver applies too hard from a stop, the system cuts engine output and alerts the driver accordingly.
Active Safety Technologies
The Adaptive Front-lighting System aims to provide visibility at night. The system points the low-beam headlights in the direction that the car is, or will be, traveling as the driver steers.
Mazda Radar Cruise Control uses a radar to determine the speed and distance of the car ahead. It sets a speed range then adjusts accordingly to maintain a safe distance from the car ahead.
High-Bream Control detects oncoming vehicles and switches between high- and low-beam headlights accordingly. The system will switch from high to low with the detection of headlights. The system also switches to low-beam headlights in urban areas or when driving under 20 mph.