Mazda3 i-ACTIVSENSE Safety Review

February 27, 2016, By Jade Taylor

Drive With Confidence – Mazda3 i-ACTIVSENSE Technology

Mazda has always placed a high emphasis on safety and that continues with the all-new Mazda3 being one of the safest small cars in Australia.

How is it safe? Well firstly underneath the body is MAIDAS, Mazdas advanced impact distribution and absorption system.

Now put simply that means that hidden underneath is a strong rigid structure, almost like a cage that works by absorbing the force of the impact and then redirecting it, to help protect the occupants.

As well as MAIDAS, Mazda has included the full suite of i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies in the all-new Mazda3.

i-ACTIVSENSE is the umbrella term that Mazda has given to features like, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, radar cruise control and smart city brake support, just to name a few

All of these have been developed to help support the driver and to detect hazards even, take evasive action if necessary, to lessen the likelihood have an accident occurring.

I’ll give you an example. Blind spot monitoring works using radars at the back of the car that will detect if another vehicle is in your blind spot.

And it will alert you with little orange warning lights in the side mirrors.

Another feature I just mention which is new to Mazda 3 is smart city brake support. Now the way that works is by using a laser at the top of the windscreen, that when at low speeds will automatically detect vehicles in front and apply the brakes for you if it thinks a collision is about to happen.

Now that will come in very handy if you spend a lot of time in heavy traffic or in and around the city.

There’s way too much to talk about when it comes to safety and the all-new Mazda 3 but, rest assured with all the technology that’s being built into these cars, it’s just one less thing that you need to worry about.

Jade Taylor

Jade Taylor

Mazda specialist and past sales consultant. Owner, enthusiast, and lover of all things Mazda and tech.
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