Explore Mazda's Safety Features
When the time comes to look at upgrading to a brand new car, one of the considerations might be the range of safety or driver assist features the car has.
These features not only offer peace of mind to the driver that they are being supported by the car's technology, but also the confidence that other road users and pedestrians are kept as safe as possible as they go about their journey.
Mazda’s wide range of safety technology is all designed with both safety and comfort in mind.
- Adaptive Front Lighting System
- High-Beam Control System
- Adaptive LED Headlight
- Driver Attention Alert
- Lane Keep Assist System
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Hill Launch Assist
- Radar Cruise Control
- Rear Vehicle Monitoring
- Lane Departure Warning System
- Emergency Signal System
- Forward Obstruction Warning
- Brake Assist and EBD
Adaptive Front Lighting System
The Adaptive Front Lighting System is designed to provide a field of view that is much more illuminated and also positioned on an axis so that the headlights do not blind oncoming drivers, even when the rear of the vehicle is weighed down.
When travelling round corners, the headlights reach a greater distance, so visibility around curves isn’t obstructed. This helps passengers be seen, especially in dark areas with little to no lighting.
High Beam Control System
Detecting oncoming vehicles, the High Beam Control System feature will automatically switch between low beam and high beam. The high beam will usually be switched on, allowing the feature to detect any oncoming vehicles, when the feature will automatically switch to low beams.
This feature will also detect tailgate lights when you approach vehicles from behind.
Adaptive LED Headlights
This technology will illuminate the road ahead as if it were daylight, providing a more visible view of the road ahead.
The system combines three technologies; Glare-Free High Beams, which will dim automatically to avoid dazzling road users, Wide range Low Beams, which illuminate a wider area during low speeds and Highway mode, which improves visibility at higher speeds.
Driver Attention Alert
Designed to reduce accidents, Driver Attention Alert will start to learn driver habits and detect any changes in driving that could be caused by driver fatigue.
The system will then provide an audible and visual warning to let the driver know it’s time to take a break.
This feature will only work at higher speeds over 40mph, so most suited to long distance and motorway driving.
Lane Keep Assist System
The Lane Keep Assist System provides steering assistance to keep the vehicle on the straight and narrow and centred inside the lane.
This feature utilises the windshield mounted camera to recognise the lane markings and the steering assistance will kick in when the vehicle starts to cross the lane markers without having the indicator activated.
Active only above 40mph, Lane Keep Assist has different functions, including Lane Trace, which provides gentle assistance on continual bends to take the burden off the driver.
Blind Spot Monitoring
Blind Spot Monitoring comes into its own during motorway driving specifically where lane changes are a regular occurrence.
Utilising sensors on the rear sides of the car, the Blind Spot Monitoring feature alerts drivers to the presence of cars passing from behind that might not be visible from the rear or wing mirrors.
If the driver attempts to change lanes when there is a vehicle in the blind spot, a warning will sound so the driver can react.
Hill Launch Assist
If you live or drive in an area with lots of hills, Hill Launch Assist will help you move forward after being stopped on a slope.
The system will prevent the car from rolling backwards when the driver removes their foot from the brake pedal and onto the accelerator, by holding the car long enough to get to the biting point.
Radar Cruise Control
With the Radar Cruise Control feature, the driver can set a speed which will be maintained by the system, automatically keeping a safe distance from the vehicle in front. This feature will adapt your speed according to the distance between you and the car in front, whether slowing down or speeding up.
Rear Vehicle Monitoring
Using a rear bumper-mounted radar to measure the distance of cars approaching from behind, or from the next lane, alerts will be given to the driver to warn them of a potential collision when changing lanes.
Lane Departure Warning System
Particularly effective when the road surface is straight and driver attention can divert, the Lane Departure Warning System detects any unintentional lane departures and warns the driver.
If the indicator is activated, this will be deemed intentional and will not activate the Lane Departure Warning.
Emergency Signal System
The Emergency Signal System helps prevent collisions by warning vehicles behind that the car is braking hard. Once the vehicle has come to a complete stop, the hazard lights will switch to a normal flashing speed to prevent rear end collisions.
Forward Obstruction Warning
The Forward Obstruction Warning is designed to detect vehicles or other obstacles in front using a radar. If an obstruction gets too close to your vehicle, an alarm will sound to warn the driver that the brakes should be applied.
Brake Assist and EBD
When the driver presses the brake pedal hard, this still might not be enough force, so Brake Assist will measure the speed of the vehicle and apply additional pressure if it is not deemed enough.
Electronic Brake Force Distribution makes it easier for the driver to maintain control of the vehicle by shortening the stopping distance, especially when there is a large load on the rear wheels, including carrying a car full of passengers.
The 4W-ABS is designed to help avoid slipping on the road surface when the brakes are applied. The system will automatically pump the brakes while the driver keeps pressure on the brake pedal.
It can also avoid tyres from locking, allowing the driver to steer around a corner or obstacle easily.
The Dynamic Stability Control System will automatically protect against skidding by controlling the engine output and the braking force applied. This helps the vehicle maintain stability, even in more precarious situations, such as cornering on a slippery road surface.
If you would like to test these safety features out for yourself, take a test drive of one of our brand new Mazda cars.