Active safety technologies help drivers anticipate and avoid accidents. Mazda is undertaking development of various related technologies and implementing them from a wide range of perspectives. Major active safety technologies are as follows:
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. The system for the CX-5 is designed to operate at 30 km/h or faster to assist the driver in changing lanes at low speeds, while for previous Mazda vehicles equipped with this system it operates at 60 km/h. The Atenza/Mazda6, Axela/Mazda3, CX-7 (for Europe) and CX-5 have been equipped with the RVM system.
How RVM operates Primary alert: LED lights up
A vehicle is approaching within a certain period of time or there is a vehicle in the blind area.
Secondary alert: Buzzer goes off
In addition to the primary alert condition, the driver is using a turn signal (indicating the intention to change lanes.)
Established in 2010, the Euro NCAP Advanced Award recognizes new safety technologies that are proactively introduced into markets by automobile manufacturers. This year, the award acknowledges Mazda's RVM as one of the most outstanding new safety technologies which are actually introduced in the markets.
- *1Euro NCAP is an independent agency comprised of the transport authorities of European countries. It has awarded automotive safety ratings since 1997.
This system alerts the driver when a camera at the top of the windscreen detects that the vehicle is leaving its lane while driving at a speed of 65 km/h (41 mph) or faster. The CX-5 (for European market) is equipped with this system.
To help promote safe driving with a comfortable field vision and operation while driving, the CX-5 is equipped with the functions and features below. These features will be introduced in upcoming new models.
The A-pillar is located in a position behind that of regular SUVs, so that the driver can easily check the front diagonally and see pedestrians when turning at an intersection without being interrupted by the A-pillar. Moreover, with sufficient space between the A-pillar and door mirror, children walking in a pedestrian crossing can be seen from both the driver's seat and passenger seat, promoting safe driving.
The organ-style accelerator pedal is used. The movement of the stepping foot synchronizes with movement of the gas pedal, helping to prevent any gap between the driver's heel and pedal.