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Testing the Collision detection feature

I've been wondering how good the I-active brake really works or if it does at all. I supposed we would have to test it. Any ideas? And no, don't have someone stand in front. Perhaps use cardboard boxes or something a little softer to test with other than a wall.
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My local Mazda dealer got one of the techies to hold a broom handle with a hi-viz vest hung on it through the arm holes in front of the car and the other techie drove at it, when they proved it worked the master tech stood in front of it to test it and yes it stopped in both instances....,. that way no cardboard boxes get hurt in the test..... at no point in the proceedings did a sales guy come out of their glass box (showroom).

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I can confirm that it does indeed work. I recently posted in another thread that I was cut off and the vehicle didn't realize that traffic was stopping quickly. Before I could apply the brakes, the car applied them for me. To the point where ABS kicked in and everything flung forward. There were a series of beeps, lights and flashes on the HUD. I never touched the brakes and ended at a complete stop.

I guess you can take some boxes and test for yourself if curious.

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Trust me it works. Saved me from 3 accidents so far
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"Trust me it works. Saved me from 3 accidents so far.." Do You have a drivers licens?? ... ;-)
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"Trust me it works. Saved me from 3 accidents so far.." Do You have a drivers licens?? ... ;-)
I wondered about that also. In 45 years I haven't hit anything; how could it save him 3 times in less than a year?!
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I wondered about that also. In 45 years I haven't hit anything; how could it save him 3 times in less than a year?!
I haven't seen a reply from Uncle Sam to follow up his message, but if I read it correctly, he doesn't say he was involved in 3 accidents, but he IS saying that the safety features prevented him from having an accident on three different occasions. Totally different things and it sounds like a vote in favour of the Mazda safety features.

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I wondered about that also. In 45 years I haven't hit anything; how could it save him 3 times in less than a year?!
obviously none of you drive in Los Angles and would never understand what its like to do 75 mph and take a turn on the freeway and the only thing you see is brake lights and people doing 0 mph, and have people just cut you off when there s less room then the space available. plus the fact that turn signals are useless here.

but the car reacted .5 to 1 second quicker then me and that can be and has been the difference

don't judge when you haven't traveled the roads i do on a daily bases

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I haven't seen a reply from Uncle Sam to follow up his message, but if I read it correctly, he doesn't say he was involved in 3 accidents, but he IS saying that the safety features prevented him from having an accident on three different occasions. Totally different things and it sounds like a vote in favour of the Mazda safety features.
thank you sir. that's exactly what i was referring too
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I have driven I-5 in San Diego. Smart Brake Support is a great thing to have.

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I had mine activate for no apparent reason.
You can hear the beeps in the video

Smart City Brake Support activates


Anybody know why ?

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