Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)

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.

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WARNING

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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.


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 shift lever (manual transaxle)/selector lever (automatic transaxle) 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.


- 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 running alongside the vehicle.

Places where the width between guardrails or walls on each side of the vehicle narrows.


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The walls at the entrance and exits of tunnels

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- 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 shift lever (manual transaxle) or the selector lever (automatic transaxle) is shifted to the reverse (R) position.

Refer to Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) on page 4-143.


β–Ό 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.

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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.


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 4-19, 4-35, 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).

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Multi-information Display Active Driving Display Instrument Cluster (Type A/B)



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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.

β–Ό Canceling Operation of Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)

The BSM system can be set to inoperable. Refer to Personalization Features on page 9-11.

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.

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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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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.

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Speed limit signs and do not enter signs


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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.


- 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 Personalization Features on page 9-11.

β–Ό Traffic Sign Display Indication

The following traffic signs are displayed on the active driving display.

Speed limit signs

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Do not enter signs

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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.

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- 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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β–Ό Excessive Speed WARNING

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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.

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 Personalization Features on page 9-11.

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

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- 0: If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit sign displayed in the display, the excessive speed WARNING is activated.

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- 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 7-43.

- 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.


High Beam Control System (HBC)

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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 d...

Distance Recognition Support System (DRSS)

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Distance Recognition Support System (DRSS)* WARNINGWARNINGWARNINGThe DRSS measures the distance between your vehicle and a vehicle ahead using

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