With our principle of offering customers vehicles that are fun to drive with excellent environmental and safety performance, we are intensifying
our comprehensive safety-related research and development. Our ultimate goal is to achieve an accident-free and safe motorized society.
If the driver suddenly brakes when traveling at 50km/h or over, the Emergency Signal System (ESS) automatically flashes the hazard warning lights to alert following vehicles.
Mazda's Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) automatically adjusts the angle of the headlights according to the steering angle and vehicle speed. When negotiating curves or approaching intersections at night, the beam of the headlights illuminates the path the car will actually follow, enhancing driver safety.
When traveling at 60km/h or faster, the Rear Vehicle Monitoring System (RVM) uses radar to detect vehicles approaching from behind. The system uses an LED lamp and buzzer to support safe lane changing by alerting the driver to potential hazards.
The Mazda Pre-crash Safety System detects vehicles and other obstacles ahead using radar sensors. When a collision is predicted, it warns the driver with a buzzer and light. In addition, if a collision is judged to be inevitable the system automatically applies the brakes and simultaneously pre-tensions the seatbelts to lessen the severity of impact.
Accidents are frequently caused by the driver's inability to accurately recognize the surrounding circumstances. Therefore it is essential to develop onboard
technologies to guard against hazards the driver cannot see, and also collaborative driving safety support systems that work in conjunction with the
transport infrastructure. Mazda has been participating in a Driving Safety Support System project employing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), conducted
mainly by the government and the National Police Agency. As a participant in this project, we have conducted public road trials of the technology.