The Mazda Miata hasn't really been a stripped-down, bare-bones roadster for years, but for 2016 it's packing a raft of safety and convenience features, most of which should be optional. (We hope.)

Travis is on the ground in Monterey, indulging in a decadent and depraved Miatagasm, but took the time to send the pic below.

The buttons hovering over the driver's right knee (it's a RHD model) including the Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS), the Idling Stop Technology (engine start-stop or i-Stop in Mazda parlance), Blind Spot Monitoring, and a Lane Departure Warning System.


All of this stuff is available across the Mazda range, so it's no surprise that it's come to our beloved Miata.

Trav is also reporting that the navigation is DVD-based, but we know Mazda is also on board with both Apple's CarPlay system and Google's Android Auto, so here's hoping the Miata will be one of the first cars that let us ditch the archaic built-in system for something that tethers to our phones.