i-ACTIVSENSE (Some Models)
Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) (Some Models)
High Beam Control System (HBC) (Some Models)
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) (Some Models)
Distance Recognition Support System (DRSS) (Some Models)
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) (Some Models)
Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) (Some Models)
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) & Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) (Some Models)
Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) (Some Models)
Smart Brake Support (SBS) (Some Models)
Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) (Some Models)
Radar Sensor (Front) (Some Models)
Laser Sensor (Front) (Some Models)
Radar Sensors (Rear) (Some Models)

Laser Sensor (Front) (Some Models)

Your vehicle is equipped with a laser sensor (front). The laser sensor (front) is positioned near the rearview mirror and used by the following systems.

  • Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)

  • Smart Brake Support (SBS)


Heed the following precautions to assure correct operation of the system.

  • Keep the windshield clean at all times.

  • Do not apply stickers to the surface of the windshield (including transparent stickers).

  • If cracks or damage caused by flying gravel or debris is visible near the laser sensor (front), stop using the system immediately and have your vehicle inspected by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

    Refer to the Personalization Features (Search) on how to turn off the system.

  • Do not apply a coating agent to the windshield.

  • When replacing the windshield wipers or windshield, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

  • Never remove the sensor.

  • A removed sensor will not meet the conditions for a class 1M laser under the IEC 60825-1 specification and therefore eye safety cannot be assured.

  • Do not peer into the sensor using optical instruments with a magnification function such as magnifying glasses, and microscopic and objective lenses within a distance of 100 mm (3.94 in) from the sensor.

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Laser sensor radiation data

Maximum average power: 45 mW

Pulse duration: 33 ns

Wavelength: 905 nm

Divergence angle (horizontalĂ—vertical):28 degreesĂ—12 degrees


  • In the following cases, the laser sensor (front) cannot detect vehicles ahead correctly, and each system may be unable to operate normally.

    • The windshield is dirty.

    • Elongated luggage or cargo is loaded onto installed roof rails and covers the laser sensor (front).

    • Exhaust gas from the vehicle in front, sand, snow, and water vapor rising from manholes and grating, and water splashed into the air.

  • If there are recognizable cracks or damage caused by flying gravel or debris on the windshield, always have the windshield replaced. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer for replacement.

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