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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Speed Limit Sign Alert setting
Off: The excessive speed warning is not activated.
Visual: The area around the speed limit sign displayed in the display flashes in
amber, and if the vehicle speed continues to exceed the displayed speed limit
sign, the indication stops flashing and remains on.
Visual + Audible: The area around the speed limit sign displayed in the display
flashes in amber and the warning sound is activated at the same time. If the
vehicle speed continues to exceed the displayed speed limit sign, the indication
stops flashing and remains on. The warning sound is activated continuously until
the vehicle speed decreases below the speed limit sign.
Speed Limit Sign Threshold setting
+ 0 km/h (+ 0 mph): If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit sign displayed in
the display, the excessive speed warning is activated.
+ 5 km/h (+ 3 mph): If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit sign displayed in
the display by 5 km/h (3 mph), the excessive speed warning is activated.
+ 10 km/h (+ 5 mph): If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit sign displayed
in the display by 10 km/h (5 mph), the excessive speed warning is activated.
NOTE
In the following cases, the excessive speed warning stops operating.
The vehicle speed is less than the speed of the displayed speed limit sign. (If the
activation timing for the excessive speed warning is changed in the
personalization features, the excessive speed warning stops operating when the
vehicle speed is less than the changed vehicle speed.
A speed limit sign indication has been updated and the vehicle speed is lower
than the updated indication.
Display of the speed limit sign stops.
The warning indication is displayed at the same time the excessive speed warning
sound is activated if the vehicle speed exceeds the speed indicated on the speed
limit sign.
Refer to Excessive Speed Warning on page 7-48.
If the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) or data recorded in the navigation system
incorrectly recognizes the actual speed limit sign at a lower speed, the excessive
speed alarm is activated even if the vehicle is driven at the legal speed.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Operation conditions
Distance & Speed Alert
The DSA operates when the following
(DSA)*
conditions are all met.
The ignition is switched ON.
Distance & Speed Alert (DSA)
The DSA is turned on.
The DSA is a system which provides
The shift lever (manual transmission
advice for maintaining the appropriate
vehicle) or the selector lever
distance between vehicles and notifies
(automatic transmission vehicle) is in
the driver of the recommended, safe
a position other than R.
distance to maintain with a vehicle
The vehicle speed is about 30 km/h
ahead. The system measures the
(19 mph) or faster.
distance between your vehicle and a
i-ACTIVSENSE status symbol
vehicle ahead while the vehicle speed
(warning/risk avoidance support
is about 30 km/h (19 mph) or faster. If
system) (green) is displayed.
the distance between your vehicle and
a vehicle ahead is close, the system
NOTE
alerts the driver of a possible collision
The objects which activate the
using an indication on the display.
system are four-wheeled vehicles.
The DSA may also operate in the
WARNING
presence of motorcycles and
bicycles.
Do not rely completely on the DSA:
The DSA may not operate normally
The ability of the system to detect a
when the speed of a vehicle ahead is
vehicle ahead is limited depending on
too slow.
the type of vehicle ahead, weather
The system does not operate with
conditions, or traffic conditions. In
the following objects.
addition, the system is not for
maintaining the distance between your
Vehicles approaching in the
vehicle and a vehicle ahead. If you
opposite direction.
neglect to operate the accelerator and
Stationary objects (stopped
brake pedals correctly, it could lead to
vehicles, obstructions)
an accident. Always check the safety of
The DSA can be set to inoperable.
the surrounding area and depress the
(If only the DSA is turned off)
brake pedal or accelerator pedal while
Refer to the Settings section in the
keeping a safe distance from vehicles
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
ahead or on-coming vehicles.
(If the DSA is turned off by
operating the i-ACTIVSENSE OFF
switch)
Refer to i-ACTIVSENSE OFF Switch
on page 4-100.
*Some models.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
If the ignition is switched OFF while
Driver Attention Alert
you have canceled the system using
the i-ACTIVSENSE OFF switch, the
(DAA)*
system is automatically enabled the
next time the ignition is switched
Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
ON. However, if the system is
The DAA is a system which detects
canceled using the personalization
driver fatigue and decreased
features, the system is not
attentiveness, and encourages the
automatically enabled.
driver to take a rest.
Vehicle Ahead Close Proximity
When the vehicle is driven inside traffic
Warning
lane lines at about 65 to 140 km/h
(41 to 86 mph), the DAA estimates the
When the system determines that the
amount of accumulated fatigue and
distance between your vehicle and a
decreased attentiveness of the driver
vehicle ahead is close, the
based on the information from the
i-ACTIVSENSE status symbol (warning/
Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) and
risk avoidance support system)
other vehicle information, and
changes from green to amber and the
encourages the driver to take a rest
warning indication is displayed on the
using an indication on the
multi-information display. While
multi-information display and a
checking the safety of the surrounding
warning sound.
area, depress the brake pedal while
Use the DAA on expressways or
keeping a safe distance from the
highways.
vehicle ahead.
Refer to Forward Sensing Camera
(FSC) on page 4-212.
4-120 *Some models.
When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
White (yellow) lane lines are less
WARNING
visible because of dirt or fading/
patchiness.
Do not rely completely on DAA and
The vehicle is jolted or swayed
always drive carefully:
continuously by strong winds or
The DAA detects driver fatigue and
rough roads.
decreased attentiveness and
The vehicle is driven aggressively.
encourages the driver to take a rest,
When making frequent lane
however, it is not designed to prevent
changes.
the vehicle from straying. If you rely too
The vehicle is making a curve.
much on the DAA it could lead to an
The DAA detects driver fatigue and
accident. Drive carefully and operate
decreased attentiveness based on
the steering wheel appropriately.
the driving data when the vehicle is
In addition, the system may not be
driven at about 65 to 140 km/h (41
able to detect driver fatigue and
to 86 mph) for about 20 minutes.
decreased attentiveness correctly
The driving data will be reset under
depending on the traffic and driving
the following conditions.
conditions. The driver must take
sufficient rest in order to drive safely.
The vehicle is stopped for 15
minutes or longer.
NOTE
The vehicle is driven at less than
about 65 km/h (41 mph) for
The DAA operates when all of the
about 30 minutes.
following conditions are met.
The ignition is switched off.
The vehicle speed is about 65 to
After the DAA has displayed the first
140 km/h (41 to 86 mph).
message encouraging rest, it does
The system detects white (yellow)
not display the next one until 60
lane lines.
minutes have passed.
The system has completed learning
of the driver’s driving data after 60
minutes have passed since the
driver began driving vehicle.
The DAA does not operate under the
following conditions.
The vehicle speed is less than
about 65 km/h (41 mph).
The vehicle speed exceeds about
140 km/h (86 mph).
The vehicle is making a sharp turn.
The vehicle is changing lanes.
The system cannot detect white
(yellow) lane lines.
The DAA may not operate normally
under the following conditions.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
Driver Monitoring (DM)
Display
When the system detects driver fatigue
Driver Monitoring (DM)
or decreased attentiveness, it activates
The DM is a system which detects
the warning sound and displays an
driver fatigue and sleepiness, and
alert in the multi-information display.
encourages the driver to take a rest.
While driving the vehicle at about 5
km/h (3 mph) or faster, the DM
detects changes in the driver's facial
features using the driver monitoring
camera. The system then estimates the
amount of accumulated fatigue and
sleepiness of the driver and encourages
the driver to take a rest using a warning
indication in the instrument cluster and
a warning sound.
Two types of warning indication
patterns are set for notifying the driver
1.
“Time for a Break” message is
based on the estimated amount of
displayed
accumulated fatigue and sleepiness of
the driver.
Canceling Driver Attention Alert
(DAA)
Fatigue and sleepiness are detected:
Warning pattern (caution)
The DAA can be set to not activate.
Much more fatigue and sleepiness
Refer to the Settings section in the
are detected: Warning pattern
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
(warning)
4-122 *Some models.
When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
After displaying the warning
WARNING
pattern (caution), the next warning
pattern (caution) is not displayed
Do not rely completely on the DM
until 45 minutes have passed.
and always drive carefully:
After displaying the warning
The DM is a system which detects
pattern (warning), the next
driver fatigue and sleepiness, and
warning pattern (warning) is not
encourages the driver to take a rest.
displayed until 15 minutes have
This is not designed to prevent driver
passed.
fatigue and sleepiness, and
After displaying the warning
over-reliance on the system could lead
pattern (warning), the next
to an accident. Drive carefully and turn
warning pattern (caution) is not
the steering wheel appropriately.
displayed until 45 minutes have
In addition, the system may not be
passed.
able to detect driver fatigue and
sleepiness correctly depending on the
Driver Monitoring (DM) Display
traffic and driving conditions. The
When the Driver Monitoring (DM)
driver must take sufficient rest in order
detects driver fatigue or sleepiness, it
to drive safely.
activates the warning sound and
Operation conditions
displays an alert in the instrument
cluster.
The DM begins monitoring after 20
Warning pattern (caution) (white)
minutes have passed since the driver
began driving the vehicle and when
the vehicle speed is about 5 km/h (3
mph) or faster.
NOTE
If the vehicle speed decreases to less
than about 5 km/h (3 mph) while
the DM is monitoring, the DM stops
monitoring for 6 minutes even if the
vehicle speed returns to about 5
km/h (3 mph) or faster.
If the driver monitoring camera does
1.
“Time for a Break” message is
not recognize the driver correctly, the
displayed
DM may not monitor correctly.
Refer to Driver Monitoring Camera
on page 4-223.
After the DM has displayed the first
message encouraging the driver to
take a rest, it does not display it
again during the following periods.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Warning pattern (warning) (amber)
Front Cross Traffic Alert
(FCTA)*
Front Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA)
The FCTA is designed to assist the
driver in checking both sides of the
vehicle when the vehicle starts to drive
at an intersection.
The FCTA detects vehicles approaching
from the blind spots on the front left
and right sides of the vehicle when the
vehicle starts to drive at an
1.
“Time for a Break” message is
intersection, and notifies the driver of
displayed
possible danger using the warning
indication on the display and the
Canceling Driver Monitoring (DM)
warning sound.
The Driver Monitoring (DM) can be set
to inoperable.
Refer to the Settings section in the
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
1. Your vehicle
WARNING
Always check the surrounding area
visually when the vehicle starts to
drive at an intersection:
Due to certain limitations with the
operation of this system, the warning
indication on the display or the
warning sound might be delayed even
though there is a vehicle approaching
from a blind spot. Always make it your
responsibility as a driver to check the
left and right sides.
4-124 *Some models.
When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Operation conditions
360°view monitor (vehicles with
360°view monitor)
The system operates when all of the
following conditions are met:
When your vehicle is driven at less
than about 10 km/h (6 mph).
(Automatic transmission)
The selector lever is in the D
When your vehicle is being driven
position.
(Manual transmission)
If there is a possibility of a collision
The shift lever is in a position other
with an approaching vehicle, a warning
than N or R.
indication is displayed on the following
When a vehicle approaches from the
display (amber arrow) and the warning
front side of your vehicle at a vehicle
sound is activated at the same time.
speed of about 5 km/h (3 mph) or
Multi-information display
faster.
FCTA operation
When your vehicle is stopped
When a vehicle is approaching, the
system notifies the driver that a vehicle
is approaching on the following display
(white arrow).
Multi-information display
Active driving display (vehicles with
active driving display)
360°view monitor (vehicles with
360°view monitor)
Active driving display (vehicles with
active driving display)
NOTE
The system may operate under the
following conditions even if a vehicle
is not approaching.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
An object that reflects the radio
b) The vehicle height is extremely
waves of the radar such as a
low or high.
parked vehicle, guardrail, or wall is
c) A special type of vehicle with a
directly next to your vehicle.
complex shape
Vehicles are stopped in the area
A vehicle suddenly enters the
around your vehicle such as during
detection area from the front or
heavy traffic.
side of your vehicle.
A vehicle approaching from the
A vehicle that has stopped
front or side of your vehicle slows
suddenly starts to move.
down.
Multiple objects move at the same
A vehicle approaching from the
time.
front or left side of your vehicle
The vehicle is driven in bad
makes a right or left turn directly in
weather conditions such as heavy
front of your vehicle.
rain, fog, snow, or sand storms.
A vehicle or pedestrian moves in
The vehicle is driven on a sharp
the parking lot or on the sidewalk
curve or on bumpy roads.
in the area surrounding your
An object that reflects the radio
vehicle.
waves of the radar such as a
After making a left or right turn, an
parked vehicle, guardrail, or wall is
on-coming vehicle is present.
directly next to your vehicle.
When passing an on-coming
A vehicle approaches while turning
vehicle.
(Such as roundabout)
A vehicle overtakes your vehicle
The vehicle is driven at an
while it is stopped.
extremely slow speed.
Your vehicle is in an area where
In the following cases, the system
strong radio waves or electrical
turns on the i-ACTIVSENSE warning
noise may occur such as near a
indication/warning light and
television tower or power plant.
operation of the system is stopped. If
Under the following conditions, the
the i-ACTIVSENSE warning
front side radar sensor cannot detect
indication/warning light remains on,
approaching vehicles or it might be
have the vehicle inspected by an
difficult to detect them, and the
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
system may not operate normally.
possible.
The front side radar sensor
Some problem with the system has
detection area is obstructed by a
occurred.
nearby wall or vehicle.
The front side radar sensor
Directly after the system becomes
installation position is greatly
operable.
deviated.
Radio wave interference from a
There is a large accumulation of
radar sensor equipped on a nearby
snow or ice on the front bumper
vehicle.
near a front side radar sensor.
The approaching vehicle has any of
The temperature near the radar
the following shapes.
sensors becomes extremely hot
a) The size of the vehicle body is
due to driving for a long time on
extremely small.
slopes during the summer.
The battery voltage has decreased.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
The front side radar sensor of the
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
FCTA may be regulated under the
radio wave related laws of the
(RCTA)*
country where the vehicle is driven.
If this system is used abroad, it may
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
be necessary to turn off the system.
The RCTA system is designed to assist
Refer to Front Side Radar Sensor
the driver in checking the area to the
on page 4-219.
rear left and right sides of your vehicle
Canceling Operation of Front
while your vehicle is reversing by
Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA)
alerting the driver to the presence of
vehicles approaching the rear of your
The FCTA can be set to inoperable.
vehicle.
(If only the FCTA is turned off)
The RCTA system detects vehicles
Refer to the Settings section in the
approaching from the rear left and
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
right sides of your vehicle and the rear
(If the FCTA is turned off by
of your vehicle while your vehicle is
operating the i-ACTIVSENSE OFF
being reversed out of a parking space,
switch)
and notifies the driver of possible
Refer to i-ACTIVSENSE OFF Switch
danger using the Blind Spot Monitoring
on page 4-100.
(BSM) warning indicator lights and the
warning buzzer.
NOTE
If the ignition is switched OFF while
you have canceled the system using the
i-ACTIVSENSE OFF switch, the system
is automatically enabled the next time
the ignition is switched ON. However,
if the system is canceled using the
personalization features, the system is
not automatically enabled.
1. Your vehicle
2. Detection areas
*Some models.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
360°view monitor (vehicles with
WARNING
360°view monitor)
The RCTA warning indication in the
Always check the surrounding area
360°view monitor also
visually before actually putting the
synchronizes with the Blind Spot
vehicle in reverse:
Monitoring (BSM) warning
The system is only designed to assist
indicator light on the door mirrors.
you in checking for vehicles at the rear
when putting the vehicle in reverse.
Due to certain limitations with the
operation of this system, the Blind Spot
Monitoring (BSM) warning indicator
lights may not flash or it might be
delayed even though a vehicle is
behind your vehicle. Always make it
your responsibility as a driver to check
the rear.
RCTA operation
Function for canceling illumination
dimmer
1.
The RCTA system operates when
the shift lever (manual
If the BSM warning indicator lights turn
transmission) or the selector lever
on when the parking lights are turned
(automatic transmission) is shifted
on, the brightness of the BSM warning
to the reverse (R) position.
indicator lights is dimmed.
2.
If there is the possibility of a
If the BSM warning indicator lights are
collision with an approaching
difficult to see due to glare from
vehicle, the Blind Spot Monitoring
surrounding brightness when traveling
(BSM) warning indicator lights
on snow-covered roads or under foggy
flashes and the warning beep is
conditions, press the dimmer
activated simultaneously.
cancellation button to cancel the
Rear view monitor (vehicles with
dimmer and increase the brightness of
Rear view monitor)
BSM warning indicator lights when
The RCTA warning indication in the
they turn on.
rearview monitor also synchronizes
Refer to Dashboard Illumination on
with the Blind Spot Monitoring
page 4-24.
(BSM) warning indicator light on
NOTE
the door mirrors.
The system may operate under the
following conditions even if a vehicle
is not approaching.
An object that reflects the radio
waves of the radar such as a
parked vehicle, guardrail, or wall is
directly next to your vehicle.
A vehicle approaching from the
rear left and right side of your
vehicle slows down.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
A vehicle approaching from the
The rear side radar sensor
rear left and right side of your
detection area is obstructed by a
vehicle makes a right or left turn
nearby wall or parked vehicle.
directly in front of your vehicle.
(Reverse the vehicle to a position
A vehicle overtakes your vehicle
where the radar sensor detection
while it is stopped.
area is no longer obstructed.)
Your vehicle is in an area where
strong radio waves or electrical
noise may occur such as near a
television tower or power plant.
In the following cases, the
i-ACTIVSENSE warning indication/
warning light turns on and operation
of the system is stopped. If the
1. Your vehicle
i-ACTIVSENSE warning indication/
warning light remains illuminated,
A vehicle is approaching directly
have the vehicle inspected at an
from the rear of your vehicle.
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible.
Some problem with the system
including the Blind Spot
Monitoring (BSM) warning
indicator lights has occurred.
A large deviation in the installation
position of a rear side radar sensor
on the vehicle has occurred.
1. Your vehicle
There is a large accumulation of
snow or ice on the rear bumper
The vehicle is parked at an angle.
near a rear side radar sensor.
Driving on snow-covered roads for
long periods.
The temperature near the radar
sensors becomes extremely hot
due to driving for long periods on
slopes during the summer.
1. Your vehicle
The battery voltage has decreased.
Under the following conditions, the
Directly after the RCTA system
rear side radar sensor cannot detect
becomes operable using the
approaching vehicles or it might be
personalization feature.
difficult to detect them, and the
Radio wave interference from a
system may not operate normally.
radar sensor equipped on a nearby
parked vehicle.
The vehicle speed when reversing
is about 15 km/h (9 mph) or
faster.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
In the following cases, it may be
Canceling Operation of Rear Cross
difficult to view the illumination/
Traffic Alert (RCTA)
flashing of the Blind Spot Monitoring
The RCTA can be set to inoperable.
(BSM) warning indicator lights
equipped on the door mirrors.
(If only the RCTA is turned off)
Refer to the Settings section in the
Snow or ice adheres to the door
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
mirrors.
(If the RCTA is turned off by
The front door glass is fogged or
operating the i-ACTIVSENSE OFF
covered in snow, frost or dirt.
switch)
Turn off the RCTA system while
Refer to i-ACTIVSENSE OFF Switch
pulling a trailer or while an accessory
on page 4-100.
such as a bicycle carrier is installed to
the rear of the vehicle. Otherwise,
NOTE
the radio waves emitted by the radar
If the ignition is switched OFF while
will be blocked causing the system to
you have canceled the system using the
not operate normally.
i-ACTIVSENSE OFF switch, the system
The rear side radar sensor of the
is automatically enabled the next time
RCTA may be regulated under the
the ignition is switched ON. However,
radio wave related laws of the
if the system is canceled using the
country where the vehicle is driven. If
personalization features, the system is
this system is used abroad, it may be
not automatically enabled.
necessary to turn off the system.
Refer to Rear Side Radar Sensor on
page 4-220.
4-130
When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Mazda Radar Cruise
WARNING
Control (MRCC) (Manual
Do not rely completely on the MRCC:
Transmission)*
The MRCC system has detection
limitations depending on the type of
Mazda Radar Cruise Control
vehicle ahead and its conditions, the
(MRCC)
weather conditions, and the road
conditions. Additionally, the system
The MRCC system is designed to
may be unable to decelerate
maintain headway control*1 with a
sufficiently to avoid hitting the vehicle
vehicle ahead according to your
ahead if the vehicle ahead applies the
vehicle's speed using a front radar
brakes suddenly or another vehicle
sensor to detect the distance to the
cuts into the driving lane, which could
vehicle ahead and a preset vehicle
result in an accident.
speed without you having to use the
Always drive carefully and verify the
accelerator or brake pedals.
surrounding conditions and depress
*1
Headway Control: Control of the
the brake pedal or accelerator pedal
distance between your vehicle and
while keeping a safe distance from
the vehicle ahead detected by the
vehicles ahead or on-coming vehicles.
MRCC system.
Additionally, if your vehicle starts
Do not use the MRCC system in the
closing in on the vehicle ahead such as
following locations. Using the MRCC
if the vehicle ahead brakes suddenly, a
system at the following locations may
warning sound and a warning
result in an unexpected accident:
indication in the display are activated
simultaneously to alert you to maintain
¾ General roads other than highways
a sufficient distance between the
(Driving under these conditions
vehicles.
using the MRCC system is not
Also refer to the following before using
possible.)
the MRCC.
¾ Roads with sharp curves and where
vehicle traffic is heavy with
Front radar sensor (page 4-216)
insufficient space between vehicles,
or roads where frequent and
repetitive acceleration and
deceleration occur (Driving under
these conditions using the MRCC is
not possible.)
¾ When entering and exiting
interchanges, service areas, and
parking areas of highways (If you exit
a highway while headway control is
in use, the vehicle ahead will no
longer be tracked and your vehicle
may accelerate to the set speed.)
*Some models.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
¾ Slippery roads such as ice or
If there is a structure on the road or
snow-bound roads (Tires could spin
an object (such as a monorail) at a
causing you to lose vehicle control,
low height off the ground in front of
or the stop hold control may not
the vehicle, the system may operate.
operate.)
Therefore, do not use the MRCC.
¾ Long, descending slopes (to
Do not use the MRCC system under
maintain distance between vehicles,
conditions in which close proximity
the system automatically and
warnings are frequently activated.
continuously applies the brakes
During headway control travel, the
which could result in the loss of
system accelerates and decelerates
brake power.)
your vehicle in conjunction with the
¾ Slopes with a steep gradient (The
speed of the vehicle ahead.
vehicle ahead may not be detected
However, if it is necessary to
correctly.)
accelerate for a lane change or if the
¾ Two-wheeled vehicles such as
vehicle ahead brakes suddenly
motorcycles or bicycles are ahead.
causing you to close in on the vehicle
rapidly, accelerate using the
For safety purposes, switch the MRCC
accelerator pedal or decelerate using
system off when it is not being used.
the brake pedal depending on the
Leaving the MRCC system turned on
conditions.
when it is not in use is dangerous as it
While the MRCC system is in use, it
could operate unexpectedly, resulting
does not cancel even if the shift lever
in an accident.
is operated and any intended engine
braking will not occur. If deceleration
is required, lower the vehicle speed
CAUTION
setting or depress the brake pedal.
While braking by the MRCC control
¾ Turn the system off when the vehicle
is operating, you might hear an
is running on a chassis roller.
operation sound, however, this does
¾ If your vehicle is towed or you are
not indicate a problem.
towing something, switch the MRCC
The brake lights turn on while
system off to prevent an unexpected
braking by the MRCC control is
operation.
operating, however, they may not
turn on while the vehicle is on a
NOTE
down slope at the set vehicle speed
The MRCC system does not detect
or traveling at a constant speed and
the following as physical objects.
following a vehicle ahead.
Stop the headway control function to
Vehicles approaching in the
switch the system to the cruise
opposite direction
control function.
Pedestrians
Refer to the Settings section in the
Stationary objects (stopped
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
vehicles, obstructions)
If a vehicle ahead is traveling at an
extremely low speed, the system
may not detect it correctly.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Mazda Radar Cruise Control
Active driving display
(MRCC) Display Indication
The MRCC setting status and operation
conditions are indicated on the
multi-information display and the
active driving display.
1. Vehicle ahead display
Multi-information display (Basic
2. MRCC set vehicle speed
display)
If there is a problem with the MRCC
system, a message is displayed on the
multi-information display. Check the
center display to verify the problem
and then have your vehicle inspected
by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Refer to If a Warning Light Turns On or
Flashes on page 7-27.
1. Vehicle ahead display
2. MRCC set vehicle speed
Multi-information display
(i-ACTIVSENSE display)
1. Vehicle ahead display
2. MRCC set vehicle speed
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Close Proximity Warning
If your vehicle rapidly closes in on the
vehicle ahead because the vehicle
ahead applies the brakes suddenly
while you are traveling in headway
control, the warning sound activates
and the brake warning is indicated in
the display. Always verify the safety of
the surrounding area and depress the
brake pedal while keeping a safe
distance from the vehicle ahead.
Additionally, keep a safe distance from
the vehicles behind you.
1.
“Depress Brake Pedal” message is
displayed
NOTE
In the following cases, the warnings
and brakes may not operate even if
your vehicle starts closing in on the
vehicle ahead.
You are driving your vehicle at the
same speed as the vehicle ahead.
Directly after the MRCC system has
been set.
Directly after the accelerator pedal is
released.
Another vehicle cuts into the driving
lane in front of you.
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Setting the System
The MRCC system operates when all of the following conditions are met.
Vehicle speed is 30 km/h (19 mph) to 145 km/h (90 mph)
The MRCC is turned on.
The brake pedal is not depressed.
The parking brake is released (Electric Parking Brake (EPB) indicator light is turned
off).
There is no problem with the DSC.
All the doors are closed.
The driver's seat belt is fastened.
The shift lever is in a position other than reverse (R) or neutral (N).
The clutch pedal is not depressed.
Turning on the system
1. CANCEL switch
2. RES switch
3. MRCC switch
When the MRCC switch is pressed once, the MRCC system turns on, and the MRCC
standby indication (white) turns on and the vehicle speed and the distance between
the vehicles while in headway control can be set.
In addition, the MRCC system display indication is displayed on the
multi-information display and the active driving display at the same time.
NOTE
If the ignition is switched off while the MRCC system is operating, the system will be
operable when the ignition is switched ON the next time.
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How to set the speed
Adjust the vehicle speed to the desired setting using the accelerator pedal and press
the RES switch up (SET+) or down (SET-) to start headway control.
The set speed is indicated on the display. At the same time, the MRCC standby
indication (white) changes to the MRCC set indication (green).
Indication on multi-information
Indication on active driving dis-
Travel status
display
play
During travel at constant speed
During travel under headway
control
NOTE
If a vehicle ahead is detected while traveling at a constant speed, the
vehicle-ahead indication is displayed and headway control is performed.
Additionally, when a vehicle ahead is no longer detected, the vehicle-ahead
indication turns off and the system switches back to travel at constant speed.
The lowest possible speed which can be set on the MRCC system is 30 km/h (19
mph).
Headway control is not possible if the vehicle ahead is driving faster than your
vehicle's set speed. Adjust the system to the desired vehicle speed using the
accelerator pedal.
How to set the distance-between-vehicles during headway control
The distance-between-vehicles can be set to 4 levels; Long, medium, short, and
extremely short distance.
The distance-between-vehicles is set to a shorter distance by pressing the CANCEL
switch down. The distance-between-vehicles is set to a longer distance by pressing
the CANCEL switch up.
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Distance-between-vehicles
guideline
Indication on multi-information
Indication on active driving dis-
(at 80 km/h (50 mph) vehicle
display
play*1
speed)
Long (about 50 m (164 ft))
Medium (about 40 m (131 ft))
Short (about 30 m (98 ft))
Extremely short (about 25 m (82
ft))
*1
Displays a pop-up image in the active driving display only when the driver operates the switch.
NOTE
The distance-between-vehicles differs depending on the vehicle speed, and the
slower the vehicle speed, the shorter the distance.
When the ignition is switched to ACC or OFF and then the engine is started again,
the system automatically sets the distance-between-vehicles to the previous
setting.
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Changing the Set Vehicle Speed
(To accelerate/decelerate using the RES switch)
When the RES switch is pressed up (SET+), the vehicle accelerates and when the RES
switch is pressed down (SET-), it decelerates.
Press and release immediately: 1 km/h (1 mph)
Press and hold: 10 km/h (5 mph)
(To increase speed using accelerator pedal)
Depress the accelerator pedal and press the RES switch up (SET+) or down (SET-) at
the desired speed. If the switch is not operated, the system returns to the set speed
after you release your foot from the accelerator pedal.
NOTE
The warnings and brake control do not operate while the accelerator pedal is
depressed.
Canceling the system
When the following operations are performed, the MRCC system is canceled, and
the MRCC set indication (green) switches to the MRCC standby indication (white)
at the same time.
The CANCEL switch is pressed.
The brake pedal is depressed.
The shift lever is in the reverse (R) position.
Under the following conditions, the MRCC cancel indication is displayed in the
multi-information display and a single beep sound is heard.
The DSC has operated.
The Smart Brake Support (SBS) has operated.
When traveling on a downslope for a long period of time.
There is a problem with the system.
The vehicle speed decreases to less than 25 km (16 mph).
The shift lever is shifted to neutral (N) for a certain period of time.
The clutch is depressed for a certain period of time.
The engine stalls.
The front radar sensor cannot detect target objects (during rain, fog, snow or other
inclement weather conditions, or when the radiator grille is dirty).
The parking brake is applied.
Any of the doors is opened.
The driver's seat belt is unfastened.
The operation frequency of the braking by the MRCC control is high.
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Resuming control
If the MRCC system is canceled, you can resume control at the previously set speed
by pressing the RES switch and after all of the operation conditions have been met.
NOTE
If the set speed is not indicated in the display, the control does not resume even if
the RES switch is pressed.
Turning off the system
When the MRCC switch is pressed while the MRCC is operating, the MRCC turns
off.
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Shift-up/Shift-down Request
Mazda Radar Cruise
Display
Control with Stop & Go
The shift-up or shift-down request
display might be displayed while the
function (MRCC with
MRCC is operating. When this occurs,
Stop & Go function)
shift gears because the gear position is
not appropriate.
(Automatic
Request
Indication on display
Transmission)*
Shift up
Shift Up to a Higher Gear
Mazda Radar Cruise Control with
Shift down
Shift Down to a Lower Gear
Stop & Go function (MRCC with
Stop & Go function)
NOTE
The MRCC with Stop & Go function
If the gears are not shifted up even
system is designed to maintain
though the shift-up request
headway control*1 with a vehicle
indication is displayed, load will be
ahead according to your vehicle's
applied to the engine and the MRCC
speed using a front radar sensor to
might be automatically canceled or
detect the distance to the vehicle
engine damage could occur.
ahead and a preset vehicle speed
If the gears are not shifted down
without you having to use the
even though the shift-down request
accelerator or brake pedals.
indication is displayed, the MRCC
*1
Headway Control: Control of the
might be automatically canceled or
distance between your vehicle and
engine stalling could occur.
the vehicle ahead detected by the
Mazda Radar Cruise Control
(MRCC) system.
Additionally, if your vehicle starts
closing in on the vehicle ahead such as
if the vehicle ahead brakes suddenly, a
warning sound and a warning
indication in the display are activated
simultaneously to alert you to maintain
a sufficient distance between the
vehicles.
If the vehicle ahead stops while you are
following behind it, your vehicle will
stop and be held stopped
automatically (stop hold control), and
headway control will resume when you
resume driving the vehicle such as by
pressing the RES switch.
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Also refer to the following before using
¾ Roads with sharp curves and where
the MRCC with Stop & Go function.
vehicle traffic is heavy with
insufficient space between vehicles,
AUTOHOLD (page 4-82)
or roads where frequent and
Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) (page
repetitive acceleration and
4-212)
deceleration occur (Driving under
Front radar sensor (page 4-216)
these conditions using the MRCC
with Stop & Go function is not
WARNING
possible.)
¾ When entering and exiting
Do not rely completely on the MRCC
interchanges, service areas, and
with Stop & Go function:
parking areas of highways (If you exit
The MRCC with Stop & Go function
a highway while headway control is
system has detection limitations
in use, the vehicle ahead will no
depending on the type of vehicle
longer be tracked and your vehicle
ahead and its conditions, the weather
may accelerate to the set speed.)
conditions, and the road conditions.
¾ Slippery roads such as ice or
Additionally, the system may be unable
snow-bound roads (Tires could spin
to decelerate sufficiently to avoid
causing you to lose vehicle control,
hitting the vehicle ahead if the vehicle
or the stop hold control may not
ahead applies the brakes suddenly or
operate.)
another vehicle cuts into the driving
¾ Long, descending slopes (to
lane in front of you, which could result
maintain distance between vehicles,
in an accident.
the system automatically and
Always drive carefully and verify the
continuously applies the brakes
surrounding conditions and depress
which could result in the loss of
the brake pedal or accelerator pedal
brake power.)
while keeping a safe distance from
¾ Slopes with a steep gradient (The
vehicles ahead or on-coming vehicles.
vehicle ahead may not be detected
correctly, your vehicle may slide
Do not use the MRCC with Stop & Go
while stopped by the stop hold
function system in the following
control, and it may accelerate
locations. Using the MRCC with Stop
suddenly after it starts moving.)
& Go function system at the following
¾ Two-wheeled vehicles such as
locations may result in an unexpected
motorcycles or bicycles are ahead.
accident:
For safety purposes, switch the MRCC
¾ General roads other than highways
with Stop & Go function system off
(Driving under these conditions
when it is not being used.
using the MRCC with Stop & Go
Leaving the MRCC with Stop & Go
function system is not possible.)
function system turned on when it is
not in use is dangerous as it could
operate unexpectedly, resulting in an
accident.
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Do not get out of the vehicle while
During headway control travel, the
the stop hold control is operating:
system accelerates and decelerates
Getting out of the vehicle while the
your vehicle in conjunction with the
stop hold control is operating is
speed of the vehicle ahead.
dangerous as the vehicle may move
However, if it is necessary to
unexpectedly and result in an accident.
accelerate for a lane change or if the
Before getting out of the vehicle,
vehicle ahead brakes suddenly
switch the MRCC with Stop & Go
causing you to close in on the vehicle
function system off, shift the selector
rapidly, accelerate using the
lever to the P position, and apply the
accelerator pedal or decelerate using
parking brake.
the brake pedal depending on the
conditions.
While the MRCC with Stop & Go
CAUTION
function system is in use, it does not
¾ If your vehicle is towed or you are
cancel even if the selector lever is
operated and any intended engine
towing something, switch the MRCC
with Stop & Go function system off
braking does not occur. If
deceleration is required, lower the
to prevent an unexpected operation.
¾ Turn the system off when the vehicle
set speed or depress the brake
pedal.
is running on a chassis roller.
While braking by the MRCC with
Stop & Go function control is
NOTE
operating, you might hear an
The MRCC with Stop & Go function
operation sound, however, this does
system does not detect the following
not indicate a problem.
as physical objects.
The brake lights turn on while
braking by the MRCC with Stop &
Vehicles approaching in the
Go function control is operating,
opposite direction
however, they may not turn on while
Pedestrians
the vehicle is on a down slope at the
Stationary objects (stopped
set vehicle speed or traveling at a
vehicles, obstructions)
constant speed and following a
If a vehicle ahead is traveling at an
vehicle ahead.
extremely low speed, the system may
Stop the headway control function to
not detect it correctly.
switch the system to the cruise
If there is a structure on the road or
control function.
an object (such as a monorail) at a
Refer to the Settings section in the
low height off the ground in front of
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
the vehicle, the system may operate.
Therefore, do not use the MRCC
with Stop & Go function.
Do not use the MRCC with Stop &
Go function system under conditions
in which close proximity warnings
are frequently activated.
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Mazda Radar Cruise Control with
Multi-information Display
Stop & Go function (MRCC with
(i-ACTIVSENSE display)
Stop & Go function) Display
Indication
The MRCC with Stop & Go function
setting status and operation conditions
are indicated on the multi-information
display and the active driving display.
Multi-information Display (Basic
display)
1. Vehicle ahead display
2. MRCC with Stop & Go function set
vehicle speed
Active driving display
1. Vehicle ahead display
2. MRCC with Stop & Go function set
1. Vehicle ahead display
vehicle speed
2. MRCC with Stop & Go function set
vehicle speed
If there is a problem with the MRCC
with Stop & Go function system, a
message is displayed on the
multi-information display. Check the
center display to verify the problem
and then have your vehicle inspected
by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Refer to If a Warning Light Turns On or
Flashes on page 7-27.
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i-ACTIVSENSE
Close Proximity Warning
If your vehicle rapidly closes in on the
vehicle ahead because the vehicle
ahead applies the brakes suddenly
while you are traveling in headway
control, the warning sound activates
and the brake warning is indicated in
the display. Always verify the safety of
the surrounding area and depress the
brake pedal while keeping a safe
distance from the vehicle ahead.
Additionally, keep a safe distance from
the vehicles behind you.
1.
“Depress Brake Pedal” message is
displayed
NOTE
In the following cases, the warnings
and brakes may not operate even if
your vehicle starts closing in on the
vehicle ahead.
You are driving your vehicle at the
same speed as the vehicle ahead.
Directly after the MRCC with Stop &
Go function system has been set.
Directly after the accelerator pedal is
released.
Another vehicle cuts into the driving
lane in front of you.
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Setting the System
The MRCC with Stop & Go function system operates when all of the following
conditions are met.
Vehicle speed is 0 km/h (0 mph) to 145 km/h (90 mph)
The MRCC with Stop & Go function is turned on.
The brake pedal is not depressed.
The parking brake is released (Electric Parking Brake (EPB) indicator light is turned
off).
There is no problem with the DSC.
All the doors are closed.
The driver's seat belt is fastened.
The selector lever is in the drive (D) position or manual (M) position (manual
mode).
NOTE
In the following cases, the MRCC with Stop & Go function system is canceled
when the vehicle is traveling at 30 km/h (20 mph) or less and “Mazda Radar
Cruise Control Disabled Under 30 km/h” is displayed in the multi-information
display.
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) cannot detect target objects (There is
problem with the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) or windshield is dirty).
There is a problem with the stop hold control function.
There is a problem with the Electric Parking Brake (EPB).
It may not be possible to set the MRCC with Stop & Go function system directly
after starting the engine, while the DSC operation is being checked.
Turning on the system
1. CANCEL switch
2. RES switch
3. MRCC switch
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When the MRCC switch is pressed once, the MRCC with Stop & Go function system
turns on, and the MRCC with Stop & Go function standby indication (white) turns
on and the vehicle speed and the distance between the vehicles while in headway
control can be set.
In addition, the MRCC with Stop & Go function system display indication is
displayed on the multi-information display and the active driving display at the same
time.
NOTE
If the ignition is switched off while the MRCC with Stop & Go function system is
operating, the system will be operable when the ignition is switched ON the next
time.
How to set the speed
Adjust the vehicle speed to the desired setting using the accelerator pedal and press
the RES switch up (SET+) or down (SET-) to start headway control.
The set speed is indicated on the display. At the same time, the MRCC standby
indication (white) changes to the MRCC set indication (green).
Indication on multi-information
Indication on active driving dis-
Travel status
display
play
During travel at constant speed
During travel under headway
control
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NOTE
If a vehicle ahead is detected while traveling at a constant speed, the
vehicle-ahead indication is displayed and headway control is performed.
Additionally, when a vehicle ahead is no longer detected, the vehicle-ahead
indication turns off and the system switches back to travel at constant speed.
The lowest possible speed which can be set on the MRCC with Stop & Go
function system is 30 km/h (19 mph).
Headway control is not possible if the vehicle ahead is driving faster than your
vehicle's set speed. Adjust the system to the desired vehicle speed using the
accelerator pedal.
How to set the distance-between-vehicles during headway control
The distance-between-vehicles can be set to 4 levels; Long, medium, short, and
extremely short distance.
The distance-between-vehicles is set to a shorter distance by pressing the CANCEL
switch down. The distance-between-vehicles is set to a longer distance by pressing
the CANCEL switch up.
Distance-between-vehicles
guideline
Indication on multi-information
Indication on active driving dis-
(at 80 km/h (50 mph) vehicle
display
play*1
speed)
Long (about 50 m (164 ft))
Medium (about 40 m (131 ft))
Short (about 30 m (98 ft))
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i-ACTIVSENSE
Distance-between-vehicles
guideline
Indication on multi-information
Indication on active driving dis-
(at 80 km/h (50 mph) vehicle
display
play*1
speed)
Extremely short (about 25 m (82
ft))
*1
Displays a pop-up image in the active driving display only when the driver operates the switch.
NOTE
The distance-between-vehicles differs depending on the vehicle speed, and the
slower the vehicle speed, the shorter the distance.
When the ignition is switched to ACC or OFF and then the engine is started again,
the system automatically sets the distance-between-vehicles to the previous
setting.
Changing the Set Vehicle Speed
(To accelerate/decelerate using the RES switch)
When the RES switch is pressed up (SET+), the vehicle accelerates and when the RES
switch is pressed down (SET-), it decelerates.
Press and release immediately: 1 km/h (1 mph)
Press and hold: 10 km/h (5 mph)
(To increase speed using accelerator pedal)
Depress the accelerator pedal and press the RES switch up (SET+) or down (SET-) at
the desired speed. If the switch is not operated, the system returns to the set speed
after you release your foot from the accelerator pedal.
NOTE
The warnings and brake control do not operate while the accelerator pedal is
depressed.
The setting speed can be changed by operating the RES switch up (SET+) or down
(SET-) during stop hold control.
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Canceling the system
When the following operations are performed, the MRCC with Stop & Go function
system is canceled, and the MRCC with Stop & Go function set indication (green)
switches to the MRCC with Stop & Go function standby indication (white) at the
same time.
The CANCEL switch is pressed.
The brake pedal is depressed.
The selector lever is in the P (Park), N (Neutral), or R (Reverse) position.
Under the following conditions, the MRCC with Stop & Go function cancel
indication is displayed in the multi-information display and a single beep sound is
heard.
The DSC has operated.
The Smart Brake Support (SBS) has operated.
When traveling on a downslope for a long period of time.
There is a problem with the system.
The parking brake is automatically applied during stop hold control.
The front radar sensor cannot detect target objects (during rain, fog, snow or other
inclement weather conditions, or when the radiator grille is dirty).
The parking brake is applied.
Any of the doors is opened.
The driver's seat belt is unfastened.
The operation frequency of the braking by the MRCC with Stop & Go function
control is high.
Resuming control
If the MRCC with Stop & Go function system is canceled, you can resume control at
the previously set speed by pressing the RES switch and after all of the operation
conditions have been met.
NOTE
If the set speed is not indicated in the display, the control does not resume even if
the RES switch is pressed.
Turning off the system
When the MRCC switch is pressed while the MRCC is operating, the MRCC turns
off.
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