As we continue making progress in the automotive industry, more and more automakers are moving toward creating a safer driving environment. With its 2017 line of vehicles, Mazda has essentially created the standard for all other vehicles. Here is what makes the Mazda driving environment the ideal driving environment.
Driving Position and Pedal Layout
Mazda began creating the perfect driving environment with its driving position and pedal layout. The first step was creating an environment in which the driver can move naturally and without restriction. This was followed by creating a safe line of sight and control placement that is easy to use and access.
Mazda then recognized that many people had trouble with their line of sight in other vehicles. That’s why Mazda positioned the A-pillar further rearward than most other vehicles. This provides drivers with a wider field of visibility.
Organ-Type Accelerator Pedal
Lastly, Mazda created the organ-type accelerator pedal. This keeps the driver’s heel on the floor of the car, and the driver’s foot and pedal follows the same trajectory.
To see more of how Mazda created the ideal driving environment, feel free to come down to Bakersfield Mazda. We’d love to show you these features in some of our new models!