''Since the 2014 Mazda 6 has launched, the car has garnered wide acclaim for its dynamic performance and for its impressive fuel economy provided by the new SkyActiv engine.''
Since the 2014 Mazda 6 has launched, the car has garnered wide acclaim for its dynamic performance and for its impressive fuel economy provided by the new SkyActiv engine. However, the 2014 Mazda 6 also happens to be one of the safest cars on the road when the owner opts for the new i-Activesense technology.
Optional on the GT versions of new 2014 Mazda 6, i- Activesense technology brings 8 unique features that work together to preserve the safety of the occupants inside the car. The list of systems is an exercise in acronyms with technologies such as SCBS , FOW , LDWS , HBC and ATCM , but each of these systems contribute in their own way to keep the new 6 on the right path.
When driving less than 30 km/h, the SCBS system is active and monitors the road ahead in order to detect if a vehicle in front suddenly stops. In such a case, the 2014 Mazda 6’s braking system prepare for an emergency stop in order to reduce their response time when the driver applies the brakes. If the driver does not intervene, the Mazda 6 will even be able to stop by itself in order to reduce the impact of the collision, or even avoid it altogether.
On the highway, the FOW system takes over and scans the road ahead in much the same way the SCBS system does in the city. When a car is detected in front of the 2014 Mazda 6, a warning signal is sent to the dashboard of the car to warn the driver that he or she is approaching too quickly. When cruise control is activated, the FOW system can even slow the vehicle down without the driver having to intervene.
The LDWS technology, meanwhile, monitors whether the Mazda 6 is deviating from its lane. The system warns the driver with an acoustic signal that sounds similar to the warning strips found on each side of a highway. This technology combines with the ATCM system that constantly monitors the blind spot of the car to warn the driver if another vehicle is present using a signal in the side mirror.
Finally, HBC technology immediately switches from high beams to low beams when an oncoming vehicle is detected. When the vehicle has passed, the high beams are reactivated.
With the i- ActiveSense system, the 2014 Mazda 6 is not only one of the best cars to drive down a winding road, it is also one of the safest. With this technology, the new midsize sedan Mazda can rival some of the world’s most luxurious vehicles in terms of safety.