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Mazda CX-5 (2023 year). Manual in english - page 9

 

 

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 4-121
High Beam Control System (HBC)
page 4-122
Left/right side and rear side detection
Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
page 4-177
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
page 4-125
Road sign recognition
Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)
page 4-130
Inter-vehicle distance recognition
Distance Recognition Support System (DRSS)
page 4-136
Driver fatigue detection
Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
page 4-140
Rear obstruction detection when leaving a parking space
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
page 4-142
Full-surround recognition
360°View Monitor (Mazda Connect (Type A))
page 4-204
360°View Monitor (Mazda Connect (Type B))
page 4-231
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Driver support systems
Inter-vehicle distance
Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function (MRCC with Stop & Go
function)
page 4-146
Lane departure
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)
page 4-177
Inter-vehicle distance and lane keeping
Traffic Jam Assist (TJA)
page 4-161
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 [Forward] (SCBS F)
page 4-194
Advanced Smart City Brake Support (Advanced SCBS)
page 4-191
Reverse driving
Smart City Brake Support [Reverse] (SCBS R)
page 4-198
Collision damage reduction in medium/high speed range
Smart Brake Support (SBS)
page 4-202
Camera and Sensors
Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) detects lane indications and recognizes headlights,
taillights and city lights during nighttime driving. In addition, it also detects the vehicle
ahead, pedestrians, or obstructions. The following systems also use the Forward Sensing
Camera (FSC).
High Beam Control System (HBC)
Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) & Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
Traffic Jam Assist (TJA)
Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)
Advanced Smart City Brake Support (Advanced SCBS)
Smart City Brake Support [Forward] (SCBS F)
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Smart Brake Support (SBS)
Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function (MRCC with Stop & Go function)
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 4-259.
Radar sensor (front)
The radar sensor (front) functions by detecting the radio waves reflected off a vehicle ahead
sent from the radar sensor. The following systems also use the radar sensor (front).
Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function (MRCC with Stop & Go function)
Distance Recognition Support System (DRSS)
Traffic Jam Assist (TJA)
Smart Brake Support (SBS)
The radar sensor (front) is mounted behind the radiator grille.
Refer to Radar Sensor (Front) on page 4-264.
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 4-267.
Ultrasonic sensors (rear)
The ultrasonic sensors (rear) function by detecting the ultrasonic waves reflected off
obstructions at the rear sent from the ultrasonic sensors. The following systems also use the
ultrasonic sensors (rear).
Smart City Brake Support [Reverse] (SCBS R)
The ultrasonic sensors (rear) are mounted in the rear bumper.
Refer to Ultrasonic Sensors (Rear) on page 4-269.
Front camera/side cameras/rear view camera
The front camera, side cameras, and rear camera shoot images of the area surrounding the
vehicle. The 360° View Monitor uses each camera.
Cameras are installed to the front bumper, door mirrors, and liftgate.
Refer to Front Camera/Side Cameras/Rear Camera on page 4-270.
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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 7-25.
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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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 4-259.
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 7-25.
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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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 or the rear passenger seats
are occupied.
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
(19 mph) or more, the headlights
automatically between high and low
beams after the ignition is switched ON
automatically switch to high beams
and the headlight switch is in the AUTO
when there are no vehicles ahead or
approaching in the opposite direction.
and high beam position.
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.
The low beams may not switch to high
(green) in the instrument cluster
illuminates.
beams when cornering.
Operation of the HBC function can be
disabled. Refer to the Settings section in
the Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
Manual Switching
Switching to low beams
Shift the lever to the low beam position.
The HBC indicator light (green) turns off.
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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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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 notifying the driver of 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 notifies the driver by turning on the
BSM warning indicator light and displaying the vehicle detection screen (vehicles with
instrument cluster (Type A/B) and active driving display).
If the turn signal lever is operated to signal a turn in the direction in which the BSM
warning indicator light is illuminated while the approaching vehicle is detected, the BSM
notifies the driver of possible danger by turning on the BSM warning indicator light, and by
activating the warning sound and the warning screen indicator display (vehicles with
instrument cluster (Type A/B) and active driving display).
The detection area on this system covers the driving lanes on both sides of the vehicle and
from the rear part of the front 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
indicator light, the warning sound and the warning screen indicator display may not activate
or they 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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NOTE
The BSM will operate when all of the following conditions are met:
The ignition is switched ON.
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 selector lever is shifted to reverse (R) and the vehicle is reversing.
The turning radius is small (making a sharp turn, turning at intersections).
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 indicator 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 case, the flashing of the BSM warning indicator light, and the activation
of the warning sound and the warning screen indicator display 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.
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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 indicator light may turn on and the vehicle detection screen may be
displayed in the display in reaction to stationary objects (guardrails, tunnels, sidewalls,
and parked vehicles) on the road or the roadside.
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
and turnouts.
A BSM warning indicator 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 indicator lights equipped on the door mirrors.
Snow or ice is adhering to the door mirrors.
The front door glass is fogged or covered in snow, frost or dirt.
The radar sensors (rear) of the BSM may be regulated under the radio wave related laws
of the country where the vehicle is driven. The sensors in this system are approved for use
in the U.S.A. (including territories), Canada, and Mexico. If a vehicle with a BSM is
driven in a country other than the U.S.A., Canada, or Mexico, the system has to be turned
off by changing the setting on the center display.
The system switches to the Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) function when the selector
lever is shifted to the reverse (R) position.
Refer to Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) on page 4-142.
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Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) Warning Indicator Light/Display Indicator/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 or at the rear of the vehicle using the BSM warning indicator
light, the warning sound and the display indicator (vehicles with instrument cluster (Type
A/B) and active driving display) (BSM) while the systems are operational.
BSM warning indicator lights
The BSM warning indicator lights are equipped on the left and right door mirrors. The
warning indicator lights turn on when a vehicle approaching from the rear in an adjacent
lane is detected.
When the ignition is switched ON, the warning indicator light turns on momentarily and
then turns off after a few seconds.
Forward driving (BSM operation)
The BSM detects vehicles approaching from the rear and turns on the BSM warning
indicator lights equipped on the door mirrors according to the conditions. Additionally,
while a BSM warning indicator light is illuminated, if the turn signal lever is operated to
signal a turn in the direction in which the BSM warning indicator light is illuminated, the
BSM warning indicator light flashes.
Reverse driving (Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system operation)
The Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system detects a vehicle approaching from the rear of
the vehicle and flashes the BSM warning indicator lights.
Function for cancelling illumination dimmer
If the BSM warning indicator lights turn on when the parking lights are turned on, the
brightness of the BSM warning indicator lights is dimmed.
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If the BSM warning indicator 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 indicator lights when they turn on.
Refer to Dashboard Illumination on page 4-18, 4-36, 4-50.
Display indicator (Vehicles with multi-information display and active driving display)
The detected approaching vehicle and warning are displayed in the multi-information
display and active driving display when the vehicle is moving forward (BSM operational).
Multi-information Display
Active Driving Display
Instrument Cluster (Type A/B)
Detection and warning indicator
Detection and warning indicator
The detected direction is displayed with a detection indicator (white) when an approaching
vehicle is detected. In addition, if the turn signal lever is operated to signal a lane change
while the vehicle is detected, the display changes the color (amber) of the warning indicator.
BSM warning beep
The BSM warning beep is activated simultaneously with the flashing of a BSM warning
indicator light.
Canceling Operation of Blind Spot
NOTE
Monitoring (BSM)
When the ignition is switched OFF, the
system status before it was turned off is
The BSM system can be set to inoperable.
maintained. For example, if the ignition is
Refer to the Settings section in the Mazda
switched OFF while the BSM and Rear
Connect Owner's Manual.
Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) systems are
When the BSM is set to inoperable, the
operational, the BSM and Rear Cross
BSM and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Traffic Alert (RCTA) systems remain
(RCTA) systems are turned off and the
operational the next time the ignition is
BSM OFF indicator light in the instrument
switched ON.
cluster turns on.
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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 active driving 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 active driving display while
the vehicle is driven, the system notifies the driver using the indication in the active driving
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
Active driving display indication
Active driving display indication
40
40
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Stop sign
Sign recognized and
displayed at same time
Active driving display indication
40
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 does not operate if the active driving display is set to non-display.
The TSR can be set to inoperable.
Refer to the Settings section in the Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
Traffic Sign Display Indication
Stop signs
The following traffic signs are displayed
on the active driving display.
Speed limit signs
NOTE
Speed limit signs
When the vehicle speed is about 1 km/h
Do not enter signs
(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.
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The speed limit sign stored in the
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
navigation system is read (if the
recognizes a do not enter sign as a
Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) does
sign targeted for your vehicle and the
not recognize a speed limit sign).
vehicle passes it.
In the following cases, display of the
When the Forward Sensing Camera
speed limit sign stops.
(FSC) recognizes the do not enter sign
and a certain period of time has elapsed
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
since the vehicle passed the sign, display
recognizes the speed limit sign and the
of the do not enter sign stops.
vehicle is driven for a certain distance
after passing the sign.
Stop sign
Each sensor determines that the
A stop sign is displayed when all of the
vehicle has changed direction of
following conditions are met:
travel.
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
The vehicle speed is about 30 km/h
recognizes a new speed limit sign
(19 mph) or slower.
which differs from the previous one
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
(displays the new speed limit sign).
recognizes a stop sign as a sign
The speed limit sign stored in the
targeted for your vehicle.
navigation system is not read within a
When a certain period of time has
certain period of time (if the Forward
elapsed since the stop sign was
Sensing Camera (FSC) does not
displayed, display of the stop sign stops.
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.
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Excessive Speed Warning
If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit sign displayed in the active driving 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.
50 mph is displayed
While 60 mph is displayed
Active driving display indication
Active driving display indication
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.
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
(3 mph), the excessive speed warning is activated.
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10: 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 Warning Sound is Activated on page 7-41.
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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Distance Recognition Support System (DRSS)*
The DRSS measures the distance between your vehicle and a vehicle ahead using a radar
sensor (front) while the vehicle speed is about 30 km/h (19 mph) or faster, and if your
vehicle approaches a vehicle ahead more closely than what is appropriate for maintaining
distance between the vehicles according to the vehicle speed, a notification in the
multi-information display is indicated to advise you to keep a safe distance from the vehicle
ahead.
WARNING
Do not rely completely on the DRSS and always drive carefully:
The ability to detect a vehicle ahead is limited depending on the type of vehicle ahead, the
weather conditions, and the traffic conditions. Therefore, if the accelerator and brake pedals
are not operated correctly it could lead to an accident. Always verify the safety of the
surrounding area and depress the brake pedal or accelerator pedal while keeping a safer
distance from vehicles ahead or on-coming vehicles.
NOTE
The DRSS operates when all of the following conditions are met:
The ignition is switched ON.
The DRSS is on.
The selector lever is in a position other than reverse (R).
The vehicle speed is 30 km/h or faster (19 mph or faster).
The objects which activate the system are 4-wheeled vehicles.
The DRSS may also operate in the presence of motorcycles and bicycles.
The DRSS may not operate normally under the following conditions:
The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) has a malfunction.
The vehicle ahead is traveling at an extremely slow speed.
The system does not operate with the following objects:
Vehicles approaching in the opposite direction.
Stationary objects (stopped vehicles, obstructions)
Indication on Display
The DRSS operation status is indicated in the multi-information display. Regarding
malfunctions, check the vehicle conditions or have it inspected by an Authorized Mazda
Dealer according to the content of the displayed message.
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NOTE
When the ignition is switched off, the operation status before the system was turned off is
maintained. For example, if the ignition is switched off with the DRSS operable, the
system will be operable when the ignition is switched ON the next time.
The DRSS can be turned on/off and the system's sensitivity can be changed.
Refer to the Settings section in the Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
Multi-information display
Instrument Cluster
Instrument Cluster
(Type A)
(Type B)
Vehicle ahead
Vehicle ahead
display
display
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Distance-between-vehicles guide lines*1
Indication on display
Distance beဨ
Distance beဨ
tween vehicles
tween vehicles
Multi-information display
guide lines
guide lines
(During travel at
(During travel at
Instrument cluster (Type A)
Instrument cluster (Type B)
about 40 km/h
about 80 km/h
(25 mph)
(50 mph)
About 25 m (82
About 50 m (164
ft)
ft)
About 20 m (66
About 40 m (131
ft)
ft)
About 15 m (49
About 30 m (98
ft)
ft)
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Indication on display
Distance beဨ
Distance beဨ
tween vehicles
tween vehicles
Multi-information display
guide lines
guide lines
(During travel at
(During travel at
Instrument cluster (Type A)
Instrument cluster (Type B)
about 40 km/h
about 80 km/h
(25 mph)
(50 mph)
About 10 m (33
About 20 m (66
ft)
ft)
About 10 m (32
About 20 m (65
ft) or less
ft) or less
Illuminated in amber*2
Illuminated in amber*2
*1
The distance between vehicles differs depending on vehicle speed.
*2
Indication when the distance setting for notifying the driver that the vehicle approaches
a vehicle ahead is Near.
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Driver Attention Alert (DAA)*
The DAA is a system which detects driver fatigue and decreased attentiveness, and
encourages the driver to take a rest.
When the vehicle is driven inside traffic lane lines at about 65 to 140 km/h (40 to 87 mph),
the DAA estimates the amount of accumulated fatigue and decreased attentiveness of the
driver based on the information from the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) and other vehicle
information, and encourages the driver to take a rest using an indication on the
multi-information display and a warning sound.
Use the DAA on expressways or highways.
Refer to Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) on page 4-259.
WARNING
Do not rely completely on DAA and always drive carefully:
The DAA detects driver fatigue and decreased attentiveness and encourages the driver to take
a rest, however, it is not designed to prevent the vehicle from straying. If you rely too much on
the DAA it could lead to an accident. Drive carefully and operate the steering wheel
appropriately.
In addition, the system may not be able to detect driver fatigue and decreased attentiveness
correctly depending on the traffic and driving conditions. The driver must take sufficient rest
in consideration of safer driving.
NOTE
The DAA operates when all of the following conditions are met.
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The vehicle speed is about 65 to 140 km/h (40 to 87 mph).
The system detects white (yellow) lane lines.
The system has completed learning of the driver’s driving data.
The DAA does not operate under the following conditions.
The vehicle speed is less than about 65 km/h (40 mph).
The vehicle speed exceeds about 140 km/h (87 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.
White (yellow) lane lines are less visible because of dirt or fading/patchiness.
The vehicle is jolted or swayed continuously by strong winds or rough roads.
The vehicle is driven aggressively.
When making frequent lane changes.
The DAA detects driver fatigue and decreased attentiveness based on the driving data
when the vehicle is driven at about 65 to 140 km/h (40 to 87 mph) for about 20 minutes.
The driving data will be reset under the following conditions.
The vehicle is stopped for 15 minutes or longer.
The vehicle is driven at less than about 65 km/h (40 mph) for about 30 minutes.
The ignition is switched off.
After the DAA has displayed the first message encouraging rest, it does not display the
next one until 45 minutes have passed.
Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
Refer to the Settings section in the Mazda
Display (White)
Connect Owner's Manual.
When the system detects driver fatigue or
decreased attentiveness, it activates the
warning sound and displays an alert in the
multi-information display.
Canceling Driver Attention Alert
(DAA)
The DAA can be set to not activate.
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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 selector lever 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.
(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 360° view monitor)
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The RCTA warning indication in the 360° view monitor also synchronizes with the
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) warning indicator light on the door mirrors.
Without 360°
With 360° view monitor
view monitor
Mazda Connect (Type A) Mazda Connect (Type B)
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).
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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.
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 15 km/h (9 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 front door glass is fogged or covered in snow, frost or dirt.
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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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Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function
(MRCC with Stop & Go function)*
The MRCC with Stop & Go function system is designed to maintain headway control*1
with a vehicle ahead according to your vehicle's speed using a radar sensor (front) to detect
the distance to the vehicle ahead and a preset vehicle speed without you having to use the
accelerator or brake pedals.
*1
Headway Control: Control of the distance between your vehicle and 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.
Also refer to the following before using the MRCC with Stop & Go function.
AUTOHOLD (page 4-100)
Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) (page 4-259)
Radar sensor (front) (page 4-264)
WARNING
Do not rely completely on the MRCC with Stop & Go function:
The MRCC with Stop & Go function system has detection limitations depending on the type of
vehicle ahead and its conditions, the weather conditions, and the road conditions.
Additionally, the system may be unable to decelerate sufficiently to avoid hitting the vehicle
ahead if the vehicle ahead applies the brakes suddenly or another vehicle cuts into the driving
lane, which could result in an accident.
Always drive carefully and verify the surrounding conditions and depress the brake pedal or
accelerator pedal while keeping a safer distance from vehicles ahead or on-coming vehicles.
Do not use the MRCC with Stop & Go function system in the following locations, using the
MRCC with Stop & Go function system at the following locations may result in an unexpected
accident:
¾ General roads other than highways (Driving under these conditions using the MRCC with
Stop & Go function system is not possible.)
¾ Roads with sharp curves and where vehicle traffic is heavy and there is insufficient space
between vehicles.
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¾ Roads where frequent and repetitive acceleration and deceleration occur (Driving under
these conditions using the MRCC with Stop & Go function system 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).
¾ Slippery roads such as ice or snow-bound roads (Tires could spin causing you to lose vehicle
control, or the stop hold control may not operate.)
¾ Long, descending slopes (to maintain distance between vehicles, the system automatically
and continuously applies the brakes which could result in the loss of brake power.)
¾ Slopes with a steep gradient (The vehicle ahead may not be detected correctly, your vehicle
may slide while stopped by the stop hold control, and it may accelerate suddenly after it
starts moving.)
For safety purposes, switch the MRCC with Stop & Go function system off when it is not being
used.
Do not get out of the vehicle while the stop hold control is operating:
Getting out of the vehicle while the stop hold control is operating is dangerous as the vehicle
may move unexpectedly and result in an accident. Before getting out of the vehicle, switch the
MRCC with Stop & Go function system off, shift the selector lever to the P position, and apply
the parking brake.
CAUTION
If your vehicle is towed or you are towing something, switch the MRCC with Stop & Go
function system off to prevent a mis-operation.
NOTE
The MRCC with Stop & Go function system does not detect the following as physical
objects.
Vehicles approaching in the opposite direction
Pedestrians
Stationary objects (stopped vehicles, obstructions)
If a vehicle ahead is traveling at an extremely low speed, the system may not detect it
correctly.
During headway control travel, do not set the system for detection of two-wheeled
vehicles such as motorcycles and bicycles.
Do not use the MRCC with Stop & Go function system under conditions in which close
proximity warnings are frequently activated.
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During headway control travel, the system accelerates and decelerates your vehicle in
conjunction with the speed of the vehicle ahead. However, if it is necessary to accelerate
for a lane change or if the vehicle ahead brakes suddenly causing you to close in on the
vehicle rapidly, accelerate using the accelerator pedal or decelerate using the brake
pedal depending on the conditions.
While the MRCC with Stop & Go function system is in use, it does not cancel even if the
selector lever is operated and any intended engine braking does not occur. If deceleration
is required, lower the set speed or depress the brake pedal.
The sound of the automatic brakes operating may be heard, however, it does not indicate
a problem.
The brake lights turn on while the MRCC with Stop & Go function automatic braking is
operating.
Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function (MRCC with 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.
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Instrument cluster (Type A)
Active driving display
Vehicle ahead display
MRCC Distance
between vehicle
display
MRCC Set
vehicle speed
Multi-information Display
Vehicle ahead display
MRCC
Distance
between
*1
vehicle
display
MRCC Set vehicle speed
*1: If the indication on the active driving display has been
turned off using the personalization features, the indication
is displayed on the multi-information display.
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