Mazda’s New G-Vectoring Control Technology
Mazda recently announced SKYACTIV®-Vehicle Dynamics. What is Mazda SKYACTIV®-Vehicle Dynamics technologies? It is a series of new-generation vehicle motion control technologies. The first in the series will be G-Vectoring Control which will be introduced across the Mazda lineup. The first Mazda to have G-Vectoring Control is the updated Mazda Axela, which is known as the Mazda3 outside Japan. The first North American application will come later this year in the 2017 Mazda6.
As part of the SKYACTIV® Technology suite, SKYACTIV®-Vehicle Dynamics provides integrated control of the engine, transmission, chassis and body to enhance the vehicles Jinba Ittai feel,
which is the sense of connectedness between vehicle and driver. That sense is a distinguished feature in Mazda vehicles. The G-Vectoring Control is the world’s first control system to vary engine torque in response to steering outputs in order to provide integrated control of lateral and longitudinal acceleration forces and optimizes the vertical load on each wheel for smooth efficient vehicle motion.
Benefits of Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control
Optimizing the load on each tire brings the movements of the car more in line with the driver’s intentions. The traction system provides confidence and makes driving more fun and changes in the acceleration are smoother, reducing torso sway and making for a more comfortable ride. The G-Vectoring Control also improves handling and stability on wet, snowy and unpaved roads. The G-Vectoring Control benefits drivers of all skill sets in a wide variety of situations, from low-speed city commutes to highway driving, winding roads and even emergency maneuvers.
Mazda aims to enhance driving experience and heighten satisfaction and the bond that customers have with their Mazda vehicles. Stay tuned for more information on more SYKACTIV®-Vehicle Dynamic technologies and information on the 2017 Mazda6 which will be equipped with the G-Vectoring Control technology.