The suite of advanced safety technologies were “designed to aid the driver in recognizing hazards, avoiding collisions, and reducing the severity of accidents when they cannot be avoided” according to the automaker. The all-new Mazda6 will be equipped with the full range of i-ACTIVSENSE technologies.
The safety features are broken down into three different support categories: Driving Support, Hazard Recognition Support, and Collision Avoidance / Damage Reduction Support.
In the Driving Support category, the Japanese automaker equips the Mazda6 with its Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC). As for Hazard Recognition Support, the vehicle will feature Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Rear Vehicle Monitoring (RVM), High-Beam Control System (HBC), and Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS). All these features perform as they sound, helping the driver avoid accidents.
Lastly, Smart Brake Support (SBS), Smart City Brake Support (SCBS), and Acceleration Control for Automatic Transmission round off the safety features in the Collision Avoidance / Damage Reduction Support group. These features help by automatically applying the brakes in the situation of an accident, while the Acceleration Control for Automatic Transmission will curb engine power output and alerts the driver if the accelerator pedal is pressed excessively when there’s an obstacle in front of the car.
Many of these new safety features were developed with the aid of millimeter wave radars and cameras.
It’s not yet clear if all of these technology features will be available on the 2014 Mazda6 in North America.