Active safety technologies help drivers anticipate and avoid accidents. Mazda is undertaking development of various related technologies and implementing them from a range of perspectives.
Mazda's AFS automatically adjusts the angle of the vehicle's headlights according to the steering angle and vehicle speed. When cornering or approaching intersections at night, the beam of the headlights illuminates the path the car will actually follow, thereby enhancing driver safety. Axela/Mazda3, Atenza/ Mazda6 and MPV (Japanese model specification) have been equipped with AFS.
If the driver suddenly brakes when traveling at high speeds (50 km/h or over), the ESS automatically triggers hazard lamps that blink at high speed, warning the following vehicle of danger. This system is highly effective in helping to prevent rear-end collisions. Axela/Mazda3 released in July 2009 have been equipped with ESS.
When traveling at high speeds, the RVM system uses radar to detect vehicles approaching from behind on either side. Warning signals alert the driver if he/she attempts to change lanes when there is a risk of collision. Axela/Mazda3 and Atenza/Mazda6 have been equipped with the RVM system.