Have you ever tried to change lanes, only to realize at the last moment that there is a car in your blind spot? Such close calls are not uncommon and can be dangerous. Mazda’s Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) uses radars mounted in the rear bumper to detect vehicles approaching from behind and in the adjacent lane. It alerts drivers to the presence of vehicles in the blind spot on either side by displaying an icon in the appropriate door mirror. If the driver indicates to change lanes with a vehicle in the blind spot, the icon flashes and a warning beep is sounded.
How BSM works
＊The system may be affected by various conditions such as weather (rain, snow, etc.), status of approaching vehicles (the approaching vehicle drives at almost the same speed, so driving in parallel for a certain time), road condition (the road width is extremely narrow or wide)
＊Always check the surrounding area visually before making an actual lane change. The system is only designed to assist you in checking for vehicles at your rear when making a lane change. Due to certain limitations with the operation of this system, BSM warning light may not flash or it might be delayed even though a vehicle is in an adjacent driving lane. Always make it your responsibility as a driver to check the rear.
●Please contact your local Mazda dealer or refer to your owner’s manual for additional important details, limitations and warnings of the system
RCTA (Rear Cross Traffic Alert)
Have you ever had to hit the brakes suddenly when backing out of a parking space because you didn’t see a vehicle coming from the side? Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) is designed to help you make sure it’s safe to start backing up. The system uses the same radars and indicators as BSM to watch for vehicles coming from both sides and alert the driver when they come near.
How RCTA works