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Mazda tests ASV-4 advanced safety vehicle

The Mazda ASV-4 is a testbed for future automotive safety technologies…

Mazda has started public road trials of its advanced safety vehicle, the Mazda ASV-4. The vehicle’s safety systems use vehicle-to-vehicle communications to alert drivers of oncoming vehicles at blind intersections or on twisting roads where visibility is limited.

The aim is to lessen the severity of, or eliminate, vehicle collisions at blind intersections, rear-end collisions and accidents when a vehicle turns right by reducing driver error. Testing of the two-vehicle blind collision avoidance system has already started and road trials of the right-turn and rear-end collision avoidance systems will begin later this year.

The trials, now into their fourth phase, are based on the Japanese government’s Advanced Safety...

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