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When Driving
ABS/TCS/DSC
curves. There is no function to notify the
DSC OFF Indicator Light
operation status of KPC.
NOTE
When DSC is on and you attempt to free
the vehicle when it is stuck, or drive it
out of freshly fallen snow, the TCS (part
of the DSC system) will activate.
Depressing the accelerator will not
This indicator light stays on for a few
increase engine power and freeing the
seconds when the ignition is switched ON.
vehicle may be difficult. When this
It also illuminates when the DSC OFF
happens, turn off the TCS/DSC.
switch is pressed and TCS/DSC is
If the TCS/DSC is off when the engine is
switched off.
turned off, it automatically activates
Refer to DSC OFF Switch on page 4-69.
when the ignition is switched ON.
Leaving the TCS/DSC on will provide
If the light remains illuminated and the
the best traction.
TCS/DSC is not switched off, take your
If the DSC OFF switch is pressed and
vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
held for 10 seconds or more, the DSC
The DSC may have a malfunction.
OFF switch malfunction detection
DSC OFF Switch
function operates and the DSC system
activates automatically. The DSC OFF
Press the DSC OFF switch to turn off the
indicator light turns off while the DSC
TCS/DSC/KINEMATIC POSTURE
system is operative.
CONTROL (KPC)*1. The DSC OFF
The TCS operates when the vehicle
indicator light in the instrument cluster
speed is 6 km/h (3 mph) or slower even
will illuminate.
if the DSC OFF switch is pressed and
the DSC OFF indicator light is turned
on.
Press the switch again to turn the
TCS/DSC/KPC*1 back on. The DSC OFF
indicator light will turn off.
*1
KPC is a function that stabilizes the roll posture
when turning by controlling the brakes on sharp
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When Driving
Drive Selection
Drive Selection*
Drive selection is a system to switch the vehicle's drive mode. When the sport mode is
selected, the vehicle's response against accelerator operation is enhanced. This provides
additional quick acceleration which may be needed to safely make maneuvers such as lane
changes, merging onto freeways, or passing other vehicles.
CAUTION
Do not use the sport mode when driving on slippery roads such as wet or snow-covered roads.
It may cause tire slipping.
NOTE
When sport mode is selected, driving at higher engine speeds may increase fuel
consumption. Mazda recommends that you cancel sport mode for normal driving.
Drive mode cannot be switched in the following conditions:
ABS/TCS/DSC is operating
Cruise control is operating.
Steering wheel is being operated abruptly
Drive Selection Switch
NOTE
Press the drive selection switch forward
In the following cases, the drive
(“
”) to select the sport mode.
selection is canceled.
Pull the drive selection switch back
The ignition is switched OFF.
(“
”) to cancel the sport mode.
Cruise control is set.
Depending on the driving conditions
when sport mode is selected, the vehicle
may perform shift-down or slightly
accelerate.
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*Some models.
When Driving
Drive Selection
Select Mode Indication
When the sport mode is selected, the select
mode indication turns on in the instrument
cluster.
NOTE
If the drive selection cannot be switched to
sport mode, the select mode indication
flashes to notify the driver.
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When Driving
Power Steering
Power Steering
Power steering is only operable when
the engine is running. If the engine is off
or if the power steering system is
inoperable, you can still steer, but it
requires more physical effort.
If the steering feels stiffer than usual
during normal driving or the steering
vibrates, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
The warning light notifies the driver of
system abnormalities and operation
conditions.
Refer to Warning Indication/Warning
Lights on page 4-27.
CAUTION
Never hold the steering wheel to the
extreme left or right for more than 5
seconds with the engine running. This
could damage the power steering system.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
i-ACTIVSENSE*
i-ACTIVSENSE is a collective term covering a series of advanced safety and driver support
systems which make use of a Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) and radar sensors. These
systems consist of active safety and pre-crash safety systems.
These systems are designed to assist the driver in safer driving by reducing the load on the
driver and helping to avert collisions or reduce their severity. However, because each system
has its limitations, always drive carefully and do not rely solely on the systems.
Active Safety Technology
Active Safety Technology supports safer driving by helping the driver to recognize potential
hazards and avert accidents.
Driver awareness support systems
Nighttime visibility
Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)
page 4-75
High Beam Control System (HBC)
page 4-76
Left/right side and rear side detection
Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
page 4-79
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
page 4-85
Road sign recognition
Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)
page 4-90
Rear obstruction detection when leaving a parking space
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
page 4-96
Pre-Crash Safety Technology
Pre-crash safety technology is designed to assist the driver in averting collisions or reduce
their severity in situations where they cannot be avoided.
Collision damage reduction in low vehicle speed range
Forward driving
Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)
page 4-99
*Some models.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Camera and Sensors
Forward sensing camera (FSC)
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) determines the conditions ahead of the vehicle while
traveling at night and detects traffic lanes. The following systems also use the Forward
Sensing Camera (FSC).
High Beam Control system (HBC)
Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)
Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) is installed at the top of the windshield near the
rearview mirror.
Refer to Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) on page 4-103.
Radar sensors (rear)
The radar sensors (rear) function by detecting the radio waves reflected off a vehicle
approaching from the rear or an obstruction sent from the radar sensors. The following
systems also use the radar sensors (rear).
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
The radar sensors (rear) are installed inside the rear bumper, one each on the left and right
sides.
Refer to Radar Sensors (Rear) on page 4-107.
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i-ACTIVSENSE
Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)*
The adaptive front lighting system (AFS) automatically adjusts the headlight beams to the
left or right in conjunction with the operation of the steering wheel after the headlights have
been turned on.
A system malfunction or operation conditions are indicated by a warning.
Refer to Contact Authorized Mazda Dealer and Have Vehicle Inspected on page 7-36.
NOTE
The Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) function can be switched to operable/inoperable
using the personalization function.
Refer to the Settings section in the Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
*Some models.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
High Beam Control System (HBC)*
The HBC determines the conditions in front of the vehicle using the Forward Sensing
Camera (FSC) while driving in darkness to automatically switch the headlights between
high and low beams.
Refer to Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) on page 4-103.
While driving the vehicle at a speed of about 30 km/h (19 mph) or more, the headlights are
switched to high beams when there are no vehicles ahead or approaching in the opposite
direction.
The system switches the headlights to low beams when one of the following occurs:
The system detects a vehicle or the headlights/lights of a vehicle approaching in the
opposite direction.
The vehicle is driven on roads lined with streetlamps or on roads in well-lit cities and
towns.
The vehicle is driven at less than about 20 km/h (12 mph).
The recognition distance of the
Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
varies according to the
surrounding conditions.
Forward Sensing
Camera (FSC)
The warning light turns on when the system has a malfunction.
Refer to Contact Authorized Mazda Dealer and Have Vehicle Inspected on page 7-36.
CAUTION
¾ Do not adjust the vehicle height, modify the headlight units, or remove the camera,
otherwise the system will not operate normally.
¾ Do not rely excessively on the HBC and drive the vehicle while paying sufficient attention to
safety. Switch the headlights between the high beams and low beams manually if
necessary.
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*Some models.
When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
NOTE
The timing in which the system switches the headlights changes under the following
conditions. If the system does not switch the headlights appropriately, manually switch
between high and low beams according to the visibility as well as road and traffic
conditions.
When there are sources of light in the area such as streetlamps, illuminated signboards,
and traffic signals.
When there are reflective objects in the surrounding area such as reflective plates and
signs.
When visibility is reduced under rain, snow and foggy conditions.
When driving on roads with sharp turn or hilly terrain.
When the headlights/rear lamps of vehicles in front of you or in the opposite lane are dim
or not illuminated.
When there is sufficient darkness such as at dawn or dusk.
When the luggage compartment is loaded with heavy objects.
When visibility is reduced due to a vehicle in front of you spraying water from its tires
onto your windshield.
To Operate the System
NOTE
The HBC operates to switch the headlights
When the vehicle speed is about 30 km/h
automatically between high and low
(19 mph) or more, the headlights
automatically switch to high beams
beams after the ignition is switched ON
and the headlight switch is in the AUTO
when there are no vehicles ahead or
and high beam position.
approaching in the opposite direction.
When the vehicle speed is less than
The HBC determines that it is dark based
on the brightness of the surrounding area.
about 20 km/h (12 mph), the HBC
At the same time, the HBC indicator light
switches the headlights to low beams.
(green) in the instrument cluster
The low beams may not switch to high
beams when cornering.
illuminates.
Operation of the HBC function can be
disabled. Refer to the Settings section in
the Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Manual Switching
Switching to low beams
Shift the lever to the low beam position.
The HBC indicator light (green) turns off.
Switching to high beams
Turn the headlight switch to the
position.
The HBC indicator light (green) turns off
and the
is illuminated.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)*
The LDWS notifies the driver that the vehicle may be deviating from its lane.
The system detects the white or yellow lines on the traffic lane using the Forward Sensing
Camera (FSC) and if it determines that the vehicle may be deviating from its lane, it notifies
the driver by flashing the LDWS warning light and activating the LDWS warning beep, and
by the multi-information display (vehicles with multi-information display).
Use the LDWS when you drive the vehicle on roads with white or yellow lines.
Refer to Forward Sensing Camera on page 4-103.
Forward Sensing Camera
(FSC)
The warning light illuminates when the system has a malfunction.
Refer to Warning Indication/Warning Lights on page 4-27.
WARNING
Do not use the LDWS under the following conditions:
The system may not operate adequately according to the actual driving conditions, resulting
in an accident.
¾ Driving on roads with tight curves.
¾ Driving under bad weather conditions (rain, fog, and snow).
*Some models.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
The functions of the LDWS have limitations:
Always stay on course using the steering wheel and drive with care. The system is not
designed to compensate for a driver’s lack of caution and if you rely too much on the LDWS it
could lead to an accident. The driver is responsible for assuring lane changes and other
maneuvers. Always pay attention to the direction in which the vehicle is traveling and the
vehicle’s surroundings.
CAUTION
Do not modify the suspension. If the vehicle height or the damping force of the suspensions is
changed, the LDWS may not operate correctly.
NOTE
If your vehicle deviates from its traffic lane, the LDWS operates (warning sound and
indicator light). Steer the vehicle adequately to drive the vehicle to the center of the lane.
When the turn signal lever is operated for a lane change, the LDWS warning is
automatically canceled. The LDWS warning becomes operable when the turn signal lever
is returned and the system detects the white or yellow lines.
If the steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal is operated abruptly and the
vehicle moves close to a white or yellow line, the system determines that the driver is
making a lane change and the LDWS warning is automatically canceled.
The LDWS may not operate during the period immediately after the vehicle has deviated
from its lane and the LDWS has operated, or the vehicle deviates from its lane repeatedly
within a short period of time.
The LDWS does not operate if it does not detect the white or yellow lines of the traffic
lane.
Under the following conditions, the LDWS may not be able to detect white or yellow lines
correctly and the LDWS may not operate correctly.
If an object placed on the dashboard is reflected in the windshield and picked up by the
camera.
Heavy luggage is loaded in the luggage compartment the vehicle is inclined.
The tire pressures are not adjusted to the specified pressure.
When the vehicle is driven on the entry and exit to or from the rest area or tollgate of a
highway.
The white or yellow lines are less visible because of dirt or paint flaking.
The vehicle ahead is running near a white or yellow line and the line is less visible.
A white or yellow line is less visible because of bad weather (rain, fog, or snow).
The vehicle is driven on a temporary lane or section with a closed lane due to
construction.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
A misleading line is picked up on the road such as a temporary line for construction, or
because of shade, lingering snow, or grooves filled with water.
The surrounding brightness suddenly changes such as when entering or exiting a
tunnel.
The illumination of the headlights is weakened because of dirt or the optical axis is
deviated.
The windshield is dirty or foggy.
Back-light is reflecting from the road surface.
The road surface is wet and shiny after rain, or there are puddles on the road.
The shade of a guardrail parallel to a white or yellow line is on the road.
The width of a lane is excessively narrow or wide.
The road is excessively uneven.
The vehicle is shaken after hitting a road bump.
There are two or more adjacent white or yellow lines.
There are various road markings or lane markings of various shapes near an
intersection.
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i-ACTIVSENSE
When the System Operates
The LDWS does not operate in the
following cases:
1.
The system goes on operation standby
when the LDWS OFF switch is
The system cannot detect white or
pressed and the LDWS OFF indicator
yellow lines.
light in the instrument cluster turns off.
The vehicle speed is less than about
65 km/h (40 mph).
The vehicle is making a sharp turn.
The vehicle is making a curve at an
inadequate speed.
NOTE
The LDWS does not operate until the
system detects a white or yellow line on
either the left or right.
When the system detects a white or
yellow line on one side only, the system
2.
Drive the vehicle in the center of the
will activate the warning only when the
driving lane while the LDWS OFF
vehicle deviates on the side where the
indicator light is turned off. The
white or yellow line is being detected.
system becomes operational when all
The distance and warning sensitivity
of the following conditions are met.
(likelihood of a warning) which the
system uses to determine the possibility
The vehicle is driven in the center of
of a lane departure can be changed.
the driving lane with the white or
Refer to the Settings section in the
yellow lines on the left and right
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
sides, or on either side.
The vehicle speed is about 70 km/h
(44 mph) or faster.
The vehicle is driven on a straight
road or road with gentle curves.
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i-ACTIVSENSE
Auto cancel
Canceling the System
In the following cases, the LDWS cancels
Press the LDWS OFF switch to cancel the
automatically and the LDWS warning
LDWS. The LDWS OFF indicator light
light in the instrument cluster turns on.
turns on.
The temperature inside the camera is
high or low.
The windshield around the camera is
foggy.
The windshield around the camera is
blocked by an obstruction, causing poor
Vehicle lane display (vehicles with
forward visibility.
multi-information display)
The LDWS is enabled automatically when
The vehicle lane lines are no longer
the operation conditions are met, and the
indicated in the multi-information display
LDWS warning light turns off.
when the LDWS is canceled.
Auto cancel warning
NOTE
When the ignition is switched OFF, the
When the following operations are
system status before it was turned off is
performed, the LDWS determines that the
maintained. For example, if the ignition is
driver intends to make a lane change and
switched OFF with the LDWS operable,
the LDWS warning is canceled
the system will be operable when the
automatically. The LDWS is enabled
ignition is switched ON the next time.
automatically after the driver performs the
operation.
The steering wheel is operated abruptly.
The brake pedal is depressed abruptly.
The accelerator pedal is depressed
abruptly.
The turn signal lever is operated (after
the turn signal lever is returned, the
LDWS may not operate for about 3
seconds which is the period of time
required to make a lane correction).
NOTE
After about 30 seconds have elapsed with
the turn signal lever left operating, the
LDWS warning may operate if the vehicle
is close to a white or yellow line.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
LDWS Warning
*1
A rumble strip is a series of grooves in
the road pavement surface positioned
If the system determines that there is the
at specific intervals, and when the
possibility of a lane departure, the LDWS
vehicle passes over it a vibration and
warning beep activates and the LDWS
rumble sound is produced which alerts
warning light flashes. Operate the steering
the driver that the vehicle is departing
wheel appropriately and steer the vehicle
from the lane.
to the center of the lane.
The rumble sound is a reproduction of
For vehicles equipped with the
the sound which occurs when a vehicle
multi-information display, the color of the
passes over a rumble strip.
lane line in the direction which the system
determined that the vehicle may be
deviating from its lane changes from white
to amber and the vehicle lane line flashes.
Indication on display
Rumble
Groove
NOTE
If the LDWS warning sound is set to
rumble*1, the sound will be heard from
the vehicle speaker on the side which the
system determined the vehicle may be
deviating from its lane.
It may be difficult to hear the LDWS
warning beep depending on the
surrounding conditions such as outside
noise.
The volume of the LDWS warning sound
can be changed.
Refer to the Settings section in the
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
The type of warning sound (rumble*1/
beep) on the LDWS can be changed.
Refer to the Settings section in the
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)*
The BSM is designed to assist the driver in checking the area to the rear of the vehicle on
both sides during lane changes by alerting the driver to the presence of vehicles approaching
from the rear in an adjacent lane.
The BSM detects vehicles approaching from the rear while traveling in the forward
direction at a speed of 10 km/h (6.3 mph) or faster and turns on the BSM warning lights
equipped on the door mirrors depending on the conditions. If the turn signal lever is
operated to signal a lane change in the direction in which the BSM warning light is
illuminated, the system warns the driver of a vehicle in the detection area by flashing the
BSM warning light and activating a beep sound.
The detection area on this system covers the driving lanes on both sides of the vehicle and
from the rear part of the doors to about 50 m (164 ft) behind the vehicle.
Your vehicle
Detection areas
WARNING
Always check the surrounding area visually before making an actual lane change:
The system is only designed to assist you in checking for vehicles at your rear when making a
lane change. Due to certain limitations with the operation of this system, the BSM warning
light may not flash or it might be delayed even though a vehicle is in an adjacent driving lane.
Always make it your responsibility as a driver to check the rear.
*Some models.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
NOTE
The BSM will operate when all of the following conditions are met:
The ignition is switched ON.
The BSM switch is pressed and the BSM OFF indicator light in the instrument cluster is
turned off.
The vehicle speed is about 10 km/h (6.3 mph) or faster.
The BSM will not operate under the following circumstances.
The vehicle speed falls below about 10 km/h (6.3 mph) even though the BSM OFF
indicator light is turned off.
The shift lever (manual transmission)/selector lever (automatic transmission) is shifted
to reverse (R) and the vehicle is reversing.
In the following cases, the BSM OFF indicator light turns on and operation of the system
is stopped. If the BSM OFF indicator light remains illuminated, have the vehicle inspected
at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
Some problem with the system including the BSM warning lights is detected.
A large deviation in the installation position of a radar sensor (rear) on the vehicle has
occurred.
There is a large accumulation of snow or ice on the rear bumper near a radar sensor
(rear). Remove any snow, ice or mud on the rear bumper.
Driving on snow-covered roads for long periods.
The temperature near the radar sensors (rear) becomes extremely hot due to driving for
long periods on slopes during the summer.
The battery voltage has decreased.
Under the following conditions, the radar sensors (rear) cannot detect target objects or it
may be difficult to detect them.
A vehicle is in the detection area at the rear in an adjacent driving lane but it does not
approach. The BSM determines the condition based on radar detection data.
A vehicle is traveling alongside your vehicle at nearly the same speed for an extended
period of time.
Vehicles approaching in the opposite direction.
A vehicle in an adjacent driving lane is attempting to pass your vehicle.
A vehicle is in an adjacent lane on a road with extremely wide driving lanes. The
detection area of the radar sensors (rear) is set at the road width of expressways.
In the following cases, the activation of the BSM warning lights and the warning beep
may not occur or they may be delayed.
A vehicle makes a lane change from a driving lane two lanes over to an adjacent lane.
Driving on steep slopes.
Crossing the summit of a hill or mountain pass.
The turning radius is small (making a sharp turn, turning at intersections).
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i-ACTIVSENSE
When there is a difference in the height between your driving lane and the adjacent
lane.
Directly after the BSM system becomes operable by changing the setting.
If the road width is extremely narrow, vehicles two lanes over may be detected. The
detection area of the radar sensors (rear) is set according to the road width of
expressways.
The BSM warning lights may turn on in reaction to stationary objects on the road or the
roadside such as guardrails, tunnels, sidewalls, and parked vehicles.
Objects such as guardrails and concrete walls
Places where the width between guardrails or
running alongside the vehicle.
walls on each side of the vehicle narrows.
The walls at the entrance and exits of tunnels,
turnouts.
A BSM warning light may flash or the warning beep may be activated several times when
making a turn at a city intersection.
Turn off the BSM while pulling a trailer or while an accessory such as a bicycle carrier is
installed to the rear of the vehicle. Otherwise, the radar’s radio waves will be blocked
causing the system to not operate normally.
In the following cases, it may be difficult to view the illumination/flashing of the BSM
warning lights equipped on the door mirrors.
Snow or ice is adhering to the door mirrors.
The door glass is fogged or covered in snow, frost or dirt.
The system switches to the Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) function when the shift lever
(manual transmission) or the selector lever (automatic transmission) is shifted to the
reverse (R) position.
Refer to Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) on page 4-96.
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When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) Warning Lights/Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
Warning Beep
The BSM or Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system notifies the driver of the presence of
vehicles in adjacent lanes to the rear of your vehicle using the BSM warning lights and the
warning beep while the systems are operational.
BSM warning lights
The BSM warning lights are equipped on the left and right door mirrors. The warning lights
turn on when a vehicle approaching from the rear in an adjacent lane is detected.
When the ignition is switched ON, the malfunction warning light turns on momentarily and
then turns off after a few seconds.
Forward driving (BSM system operation)
The BSM system detects vehicles approaching from the rear and turns on the BSM warning
lights equipped on the door mirrors according to the conditions. Additionally, while a BSM
warning light is illuminated, if the turn signal lever is operated to signal a turn in the
direction in which the BSM warning light is illuminated, the BSM warning light flashes.
Reverse driving (Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system operation)
The Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system detects vehicles approaching from the left and
right of your vehicle and flashes the BSM warning lights.
Function for cancelling illumination dimmer
If the BSM warning lights turn on when the parking lights are turned on, the brightness of
the BSM warning lights is dimmed.
If the BSM warning lights are difficult to see due to glare from surrounding brightness when
traveling on snow-covered roads or under foggy conditions, press the dimmer cancellation
button to cancel the dimmer and increase the brightness of BSM warning lights when they
turn on.
Refer to Dashboard Illumination on page 4-16.
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i-ACTIVSENSE
BSM warning beep
The BSM warning beep is activated simultaneously with the flashing of a BSM warning
light.
Canceling Operation of Blind Spot
Monitoring (BSM)
The BSM system can be set to inoperable.
Refer to the Settings section in the Mazda
Connect Owner's Manual.
When the BSM is set to inoperable, the
BSM and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
(RCTA) systems are turned off and the
BSM OFF indicator light in the instrument
cluster turns on.
NOTE
When the ignition is switched OFF, the
system status before it was turned off is
maintained. For example, if the ignition is
switched OFF while the BSM and Rear
Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) systems are
operational, the BSM and Rear Cross
Traffic Alert (RCTA) systems remain
operational the next time the ignition is
switched ON.
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i-ACTIVSENSE
Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)*
The TSR helps prevent the driver from overlooking traffic signs, and provides support for
safer driving by displaying traffic signs on the multi-information display which are
recognized by the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) or recorded in the navigation system
while the vehicle is driven.
The TSR displays the speed limit, do not enter, and traffic stop signs.
If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit sign indicated in the multi-information display
while the vehicle is driven, the system notifies the driver using the indication in the
multi-information display and a warning sound.
NOTE
The TSR is not supported in some countries or regions. For information concerning the
supported countries or regions, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
The TSR operates only if the navigation system SD card (Mazda genuine) is inserted in
the SD card slot. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer for details.
Speed limit signs and do not enter signs
Sign displayed
Sign recognized
Instrument cluster
Instrument cluster
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*Some models.
When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Stop sign
Sign recognized and
displayed at same time
Instrument cluster
WARNING
Always check the traffic signs visually while driving.
The TSR helps prevent the driver from overlooking traffic signs and provides support for safer
driving. Depending on the weather conditions or problems with traffic signs, a traffic sign
may not be recognized or a traffic sign different from the actual traffic sign may be displayed.
Always make it your responsibility as a driver to check the actual traffic signs. Otherwise, it
could result in an accident.
NOTE
The TSR does not operate if there is a malfunction in the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC).
Under the following conditions, the TSR may not operate normally.
An object placed on the dashboard is reflected in the windshield and picked up by the
camera.
Heavy luggage is loaded in the luggage compartment or on the rear seat and the
vehicle is tilted.
The tire pressures are not adjusted to the specified pressure.
Tires other than standard tires are equipped.
The vehicle is driven on the ramp and surrounding area to or from a rest area or a
tollgate on a highway.
When surrounding brightness suddenly changes such as when entering or exiting a
tunnel.
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The illumination of the headlights is weakened because of dirt or the optical axis is
deviated.
The windshield is dirty or foggy.
The windshield and camera are fogged (water droplets).
Strong light is directed at the front of the vehicle (such as backlight or high-beam
headlights of on-coming vehicles).
The vehicle is making a sharp turn.
Strong light reflects off the road.
A traffic sign is in a position which makes it difficult to reflect the light from the
vehicle's headlights, such as when the vehicle is driven at night or in a tunnel.
The vehicle is driven under weather conditions such as rain, fog, or snow.
The stored map data for the navigation system is not current.
A traffic sign is obscured by mud or snow.
A traffic sign is concealed by trees or a vehicle.
A traffic sign is partially shaded.
A traffic sign is bent or warped.
A traffic sign is too low or too high.
A traffic sign is too bright or too dark (including electronic traffic signs).
A traffic sign is too big or too small.
There is an object similar to the traffic sign being read (such as another traffic sign or
other signs resembling it).
The TSR can be set to inoperable.
Refer to Settings section in the Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
Traffic Sign Display Indication
The following traffic signs are displayed on the multi-information display.
Speed limit signs
Do not enter signs
Stop signs
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NOTE
Speed limit signs
When the vehicle speed is about 1 km/h (0.6 mph) or faster, the speed limit sign is
displayed when any one of the following conditions are met.
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) recognizes a speed limit sign as a sign targeted for
your vehicle and the vehicle passes it.
The speed limit sign stored in the navigation system is read (if the Forward Sensing
Camera (FSC) does not recognize a speed limit sign).
In the following cases, display of the speed limit sign stops.
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) recognizes the speed limit sign and the vehicle is
driven for a certain distance after passing the sign.
Each sensor determines that the vehicle has changed direction of travel.
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) recognizes a new speed limit sign which differs
from the previous one (displays the new speed limit sign).
The speed limit sign stored in the navigation system is not read within a certain period
of time (if the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) does not recognize a speed limit sign,
the speed limit sign stored in the navigation system is displayed).
The vehicle speed exceeds the displayed speed limit sign by 30 km/h (19 mph) or more
after a certain period of time has elapsed since the speed limit sign was displayed.
(Except when there is information for the speed limit sign in the navigation system)
Do not enter signs
A do not enter sign is displayed when all of the following conditions are met.
The vehicle speed is about 60 km/h (37 mph) or slower.
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) recognizes a do not enter sign as a sign targeted
for your vehicle and the vehicle passes it.
When the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) recognizes the do not enter sign and a certain
period of time has elapsed since the vehicle passed the sign, display of the do not enter
sign stops.
Stop sign
A stop sign is displayed when all of the following conditions are met:
The vehicle speed is about 30 km/h (19 mph) or slower.
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) recognizes a stop sign as a sign targeted for your
vehicle.
When a certain period of time has elapsed since the stop sign was displayed, display of
the stop sign stops.
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Excessive Speed Warning
If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit sign displayed in the multi-information display,
the area around the speed limit sign flashes 3 times in amber and the warning sound is
activated 3 times at the same time. If the vehicle speed continues to exceed the displayed
speed limit sign, the indication stops flashing and remains on. Check the surrounding
conditions and adjust the vehicle speed to the legal speed using the appropriate operation
such as depressing the brake pedal.
Vehicle driven at speed of 55 mph
50 mph is displayed
While 60 mph is displayed
Instrument cluster
Instrument cluster
The excessive speed warning is initially set to inoperable. If you want to activate the
excessive speed warning, change the setting in the personalization features. In addition, the
warning pattern and the warning activation timing differ depending on the setting contents.
Refer to the Settings section in the Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
Warning pattern
Off: The excessive speed warning is not activated.
Visual: The area around the speed limit sign displayed in the display flashes 3 times in
amber, and if the vehicle speed continues to exceed the displayed speed limit sign, the
indication stops flashing and remains on.
Audio & Visual: The area around the speed limit sign displayed in the display flashes 3
times in amber and the warning sound is activated 3 times at the same time. If the vehicle
speed continues to exceed the displayed speed limit sign, the indication stops flashing and
remains on.
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Warning activation timing
0: If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit sign displayed in the display, the
excessive speed warning is activated.
5: If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit sign displayed in the display by 5 km/h
(5 mph), the excessive speed warning is activated.
10: If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit sign displayed in the display by 10
km/h (10 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 Warning Sound is Activated on page 7-48.
If the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) 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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Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)*
The RCTA system is designed to assist the driver in checking the area to the rear of the
vehicle on both sides while the vehicle is reversing by alerting the driver to the presence of
vehicles approaching the rear of the vehicle.
The RCTA system detects vehicles approaching from the rear left and right sides of the
vehicle, and the rear of the vehicle while the vehicle is being reversed out of a parking
space, and notifies the driver of possible danger using the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
warning indicator lights and the warning buzzer.
Your vehicle
Detection areas
RCTA operation
1. The RCTA system operates when the shift lever (manual transmission) or the selector
lever (automatic transmission) is shifted to the reverse (R) position.
2. If there is the possibility of a collision with an approaching vehicle, the Blind Spot
Monitoring (BSM) warning indicator lights flashes and the warning beep is activated
simultaneously.
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(With rear view monitor)
The RCTA warning indication in the rearview monitor also synchronizes with the Blind
Spot Monitoring (BSM) warning indicator light on the door mirrors.
(With rear view monitor)
WARNING
Always check the surrounding area visually before actually putting the vehicle in reverse:
The system is only designed to assist 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.
NOTE
In the following cases, the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) OFF Indicator Light turns on
and operation of the system is stopped. If the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) OFF Indicator
Light remains illuminated, have the vehicle inspected at an 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 radar sensor (rear) on the vehicle has
occurred.
There is a large accumulation of snow or ice on the rear bumper near a radar sensor
(rear).
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.
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The battery voltage has decreased.
Under the following conditions, the radar sensors (rear) cannot detect target objects or it
may be difficult to detect them.
The vehicle speed when reversing is about 10 km/h (6.3 mph) or faster.
The radar sensor (rear) detection area is obstructed by a nearby wall or parked vehicle.
(Reverse the vehicle to a position where the radar sensor detection area is no longer
obstructed.)
Your vehicle
A vehicle is approaching directly from the rear of your vehicle.
Your vehicle
The vehicle is parked at an angle.
Your vehicle
Directly after the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system becomes operable using the
personalization feature.
Radio wave interference from a radar sensor equipped on a nearby parked vehicle.
In the following cases, it may be difficult to view the illumination/flashing of the Blind
Spot Monitoring (BSM) warning indicator lights equipped on the door mirrors.
Snow or ice adheres to the door mirrors.
The door glass is fogged or covered in snow, frost or dirt.
Turn off the RCTA system while pulling a trailer or while an accessory such as a bicycle
carrier is installed to the rear of the vehicle. Otherwise, the radio waves emitted by the
radar will be blocked causing the system to not operate normally.
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Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)*
The SCBS system alerts the driver of a possible collision using an indication in the display
and a warning sound when the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) detects a vehicle ahead and
determines that a collision with a vehicle ahead is unavoidable while the vehicle is being
driven at a vehicle speed of about 4 to 80 km/h (2 to 50 mph). In addition, the system
reduces damage in the event of a collision by operating the brake control (Smart City Brake
Support (SCBS) brake) when the system determines that a collision is unavoidable while the
vehicle is being driven at a vehicle speed of about 4 to 30 km/h (2 to 18 mph). It may also
be possible to avoid a collision if the relative speed between your vehicle and the vehicle in
front of you is less than about 20 km/h (12 mph). In addition, when the driver depresses the
brake pedal while the system is in the operation range at about 4 to 30 km/h (2 to 18 mph),
the brakes are applied firmly and quickly to assist. (Brake Assist (Smart City Brake Support
(SCBS) brake assist))
Forward Sensing
Camera (FSC)
WARNING
Do not rely completely on the SCBS system:
¾ The SCBS system is only designed to reduce damage in the event of a collision. Over reliance
on the system leading to the accelerator pedal or brake pedal being mistakenly operated
could result in an accident.
¾ The SCBS is a system which operates in response to a vehicle ahead. The system may not be
able to detect or react to 2-wheeled vehicles or pedestrians.
*Some models.
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