Since the launch of the new 2014 Mazda 6, the car has been repeatedly praised for its sporty handling, dynamic performance and the fuel economy of its SkyActiv engine. The trade press has talked less about the safety inherent in the model, but the fact remains that the 2014 Mazda 6 is one of the safest cars in its class.
The safety aspect of the car is accentuated when you opt for the i-Activsense safety system which includes a set of different active systems to prevent accidents and trips off the road.
Offered as an option on the GT versions of the new 2014 Mazda 6, i-Activsense technology brings together 8 devices unique vehicles that work together to ensure the safety of the occupants of the car. The Systems List is an acronym exercise with technologies such as SCBS, FOW, LDWS, HBC, and RCTA, but each of its systems contributes in their own ways to keeping 6 on the right path.
At less than 30 km / h, the SCBS system is active and monitors the road in front of the car to detect if a vehicle is suddenly braking. In such a case, the car's brakes prepare for an emergency stop in order to decrease their response time when the driver applies the brakes. If the driver does not intervene, the 2014 Mazda 6 will even be able to brake on its own in order to reduce the impact of the collision and even avoid it.
On the highway, it is the FOW system that observe what is happening in front of the car to avoid accidents. When a car is detected in front of the 2014 Mazda 6, a warning signal is sent to the car's dashboard to alert the driver. When cruise control is on, the FOW system can even slow the vehicle down without the driver having to intervene.
The LDWS device, meanwhile, makes sure to monitor whether the Mazda 6 deviates from its lane and warns the driver with an audible signal similar to the noises the horns make on the side of the the. highway. This technology is combined with the RCTA system which constantly monitors the car's blind spots to warn the driver if another vehicle is in it by means of a light signal in the side mirror.
Finally, the HBC technology removes the high beam headlights immediately as soon as another vehicle is detected oncoming. The low beam headlights are then activated until the moment the vehicle has passed and the high beam headlights are then reactivated.
With the i-ActivSense system, the 2014 Mazda 6 is able to protect its passengers as much as it is able to make them smile. With this technology, Mazda's new midsize sedan is on par with the most luxurious cars on the planet.