All You Need to Know About the New Mazda CX 9 Rear Cross Traffic Alert System
With the Australian SUV segment continuing to see fantastic sales, it is no surprise that many manufacturers are offering multiple SUV models. Mazda is no exception, and the CX 9 has recently joined the brand line up as the largest SUV in the range. The new Mazda CX 9 is packed with innovative features and the latest Mazda technology, which can be a little daunting. So, here we will explore all you need to know about Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems.
Rear Cross Traffic alerts are becoming more readily available, providing a handy driver assistance feature. The system is designed to alert the driver to approaching vehicles behind your vehicle. This is invaluable when reversing out of a parking space, particularly if visibility is obscured by a large vehicle or wall on either side of your vehicle.
The Rear Cross Traffic alert system is activated when you select reverse gear. The system monitors the traffic approaching from either side of your Mazda CX 9 diesel. If there is a possibility of a collision, you will receive visual and audible warnings to the danger, so you can take time to stop and avoid an accident.
Why We Need Rear Cross Traffic Alert?
Reversing aids have become a more common feature in modern, luxury vehicles. On the CX9, the Rear Cross Traffic alert is packaged with Blind Spot Monitoring and Smart City Brake Support featuring Pedestrian Recognition as part of the model’s safety suite. These types of systems are designed to help drivers avoid car park mishaps and accidents. Rear Cross Traffic alerts provide you with additional confidence when backing out of a space by detecting any approaching vehicles up to 50 metres away.
How It Works
This type of system uses similar technology to blind spot monitoring. In fact, some of the hardware is actually shared by these two systems. When you select reverse, small radar sensors that are concealed in the rear bumper, scan the areas to the right and left of your vehicle. The system then calculates the speed, direction, and distance of any vehicles within a 50 metre radius. If the system does identify a potential collision risk, you’ll receive an audible warning and a visual alert.
While this type of driver assistance technology is not a substitute for driver awareness, it does provide additional visibility and confidence in those tricky parking situations where you may otherwise struggle to safely move out of a space.
If you would like to find out more about the safety features on the new Mazda CX 9 for sale, Perth drivers should call in and see us. The Mandurah Mazda team would be delighted to answer any questions you may have about the Mazda CX 9, price deals and current offers.