If you have known about Mazda a bit, it won’t surprise you to know that for every aspect associated with vehicle, Mazda follows a definite philosophy. Safety being one of the major aspects of concern, Mazda has a Philosophy behind this aspect as well. At the Phoenix Mazda dealership, the mechanical experts took their turn to explain us, how Mazda pursues its particular aim to offer both the pleasure of driving and at the same time create an outstanding environment for the same to all its customers. And what lies at the bottom of this aim is ensuring safety performance. On the basis of this philosophy, Mazda bolsters all its safety research and development that are directed towards accomplishing its ultimate goal, which is creating an automotive society that is safe and accident-free.
For this a series of in-house safety features have been innovated and implemented. Let’s take a look at what and all are included in this list:
The i-ACTIVSENSE is a complete in-house system of Mazda that is referred better as an umbrella term that covers a series of advanced safety technologies that are based on the functionalities of milli-wave radars and cameras and are used as detection devices. The i-ACTIVSENSE includes active safety technologies that enables safe driving experience by assisting the driver in recognizing every probability of hazards, before time. The i-ACTIVSENSE also comprises of pre-crash safety technologies that are made to avert the collisions to the maximum possibility and then reduce their impact in case the collision could not be avoided.
ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems)
The ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) is crafted with the purpose of reducing the frequency of traffic accidents and even the probability of congestion. The system does so by receiving and transmitting all the relevant information on whatever is around the vehicle like humans, animals, roads, and other vehicles with the help of the latest telecommunication technologies.
4W-ABS (4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System)
The 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (4W-ABS) is based on the application of the optimal amount of the brake force that reach each of the four wheels. This system starts its job when the driver presses the brakes hard or when braking becomes difficult because of slippery road surfaces. In such cases the 4W-ABS help avoid the slips by pumping the brakes automatically while the driver continues to pressurize on the brake pedal. Moreover, as this system prevents the tire from being locked-up, it becomes easier for the drivers to steer away from the obstacles.
DSC/ TCS (Dynamic Stability Control system/Traction Control System)
The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) is a system that automatically takes control of the vehicle after it detects the chance of skidding. The system protects the vehicle against any probable skidding by controlling the engine output optimally and simultaneously applying the braking force to each wheel. It is done through the combined effort of the 4-wheel antilock braking system and the Traction Control System (TCS).
Other Safety Technologies
The experts at the Mazda dealership near Phoenix boasted that the list goes on. But among them, the most recent ones are the Adaptive Front-lighting and High-Beam Control System, Adaptive LED Headlight, Driver Attention Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, i-ACTIV AWD, Lane-keep Assist System, Hill Launch Assist and Mazda Radar Cruise Control.