In an age of “go, go, go” and heads-down, phones on, we need all the help we can get to make sure that when we’re behind the wheel, we’re safe.
Thankfully a lot of brainpower and innovation has gone into creating smarter, safer vehicles that look out for us and for everyone else on the road, too. Mazda is certainly no exception. Mazda offers its own suite of driver assistive safety features that actively work to prevent collisions and to reduce the number of auto-related incidents, in fact, it’s producing some award-winning vehicles.
The Mazda CX-5 earned a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)’s highest-possible safety rating. In fact, every 2017 Mazda vehicle tested by the IIHS has been rated a Top Safety Pick Plus when equipped with available Smart City Brake Support and Adaptive Front-lighting System.
Today let’s take a look at Mazda’s safety and technology features and see what makes Mazda vehicles so exceptionally safe.
Pre-Collision Safety Technology
These are Mazda’s active safety systems, the systems that work for you, sort of like a co-pilot providing help while you drive. Pre-Collision Safety Technology actively works to prevent collisions and then reduce the severity of a collision if one is unavoidable. By using strategically placed radar sensors and cameras to recognize potential collisions between your vehicle and a vehicle in your path, this technology will automatically apply ample braking force to avoid or lessen the impact.
Passive Safety Technology
Consider these technologies as the “behind the scenes” lifesavers. Mazda’s Passive Safety Technologies work to protect occupants and reduce damage in the event of a collision. Examples of Passive Safety Technologies include:
- SKYACTIV®-Body with ring structure
- seatbelt with pretensioner and load limiter
- anti-intrusion brake pedal
- SRS Airbag Systems
Intelligent Transport Systems
Because driving safely is more than just what you do behind the wheel, Mazda is hard at work on fine-tuning its Intelligent Transport Systems (ITT). When available, ITT will help reduce traffic accidents and road congestion by receiving and relaying real time information about the location of pedestrians and other cars, to drivers. When implemented, this technology will help keep drivers connected to and aware of what’s going on down the road. Doing so will help drivers assume a more confident driving position and make a more strategic approach to their drive.
For more information on Mazda’s active, passive, and future safety features and systems, call or stop by our Dublin Mazda dealership. A member of our Mazda team will happily explain the safety features available in the latest 2020 Mazda models and those found in your Mazda. Additionally, if you’d like to experience these safety features in action, a member of our Mazda sales team can set you up with a Mazda test drive.
For all things Mazda, head to Dublin Mazda located in Dublin, California!
Till next time!