Even before the implementation of RA 10913, or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mazda has already included built-in features that allow drivers to be safely connected with their smartphone, while also being entertained, on the road.
Mazda Connect is the infotainment system available in all KODO-generation Mazda models. Its human-centered design aims to minimize visual, cognitive and manual distraction. This advanced infotainment system allows the driver to control and manage data and select entertainment options while keeping his attention focused on the road ahead. With either its 7- or 8-inch touchscreens strategically located below the windshield line and just at the middle of the dashboard, the system was designed from the start not to interfere with the driver’s line of sight and instead enhance driving ease by positioning vital vehicle information at a slight glance.
With safety as the top priority, the Mazda Connect touchscreen feature is disengaged once the vehicle is in motion. This is when the intuitive layout and location of the Commander Control knob and its surrounding five buttons and accompanying volume dial, as well as the steering wheel control switches, take over and allow the driver to manage the system while keeping his head up and his eyes on the road.
Mazda Connect also lets the driver pair his mobile phone via Bluetooth for a true hands-free call experience. The system has a built-in microphone to pick up spoken voice while the car’s speakers pass audio through so the driver doesn’t have to hold his phone while listening to the caller speak. Through Voice Control and Recognition, Mazda Connect also reads out SMS text and allows the driver to reply with preset messages. Controlling the system’s functions through simple spoken words is yet another feature that demonstrates Mazda’s focus on safety while driving.
Mazda has been at the forefront of driving safety and convenience since the first Mazda Connect system was introduced in the current Mazda 3 in 2014. It is the first mainstream manufacturer to use a rotary controller paired with an in-dash screen, a feature previously found only in luxury brands. The Mazda Connect system undoubtedly leads the way to safer and more convenient driving.
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