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Mazda’s Blind Spot Monitoring System

What is Mazda’s Blind Spot Monitoring System?

Your Mazda vehicle is likely equipped with many active safety technologies that help you to stay safe and alert on the road. Mazda has a fully developed suite of active safety technology to help you. Let’s take a closer look at one of these systems, the Blind Spot Monitoring system.

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Blind Spot Monitoring System

The Blind Spot Monitoring system (BSM) uses radars mounted in the rear bumper to detect vehicles approaching from behind and in the adjacent lanes and alerts you to their presence by displaying an icon in the appropriate door mirror. If you indicate to change lanes while a vehicle is in your blind spot, the icon flashes and a warning beep is sounded.

This system is helpful by essentially acting as an extra set of eyes on the road for you. It is common for drivers to indicate that they are changing lanes only to realize at the last second there is a car in their blind spot, so this system helps to alleviate that stress on the roads. A similar system is called Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

The Rear Cross Traffic Alert was designed to help you make sure it is safe before you back out of parking spaces or busy areas. This system uses the same radars as the BSM system and can alert you to vehicles coming from both sides when you are in reverse situations.

If you would like to learn more about Mazda’s active safety systems, you can visit our blog or stop in to the dealership to speak with a sales professional! For all of your Mazda needs, come to Mazda of Lodi!