Mazda is keen on making the CX-5 one of the safest vehicles in the world. How? Not only will it be the first-ever vehicle to make use of bumper beams made of ultra high-tensile steel that can withstand up to 1,800 megapascals of pressure, it will also be its first vehicle to come with its Smart City Brake Support crash-avoidance system.
The system works by utilizing a laser sensor mounted at the top of the windscreen to scan the area in front of the CX-5. When it detects a vehicle or obstacle in front of it while it is traveling between 4kph and 32kph, the system will automatically activate the vehicle's brakes and cut back the engine's power output if the driver fails to react on time.
This way, Mazda said, the Smart City Brake Support system "helps to avoid collisions or mitigate the damage from rear-end collisions at low speeds, which are among the most common accidents, and thus helps keep fleet repair costs, insurance premiums and vehicle downtime in check."
Though Mazda claims that the Smart City Brake Support system will be standard across the CX-5 range, there's still no word from Mazda Philippines if the local-market variant will also have the technology.