Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control Wins AJAC’s Innovation Technology Award
January 31 2017,
Introduced this year, Mazda's G-Vectoring Control technology has continued to garner praise from all those who have had the opportunity to try it. It was therefore expected that Mazda's new G-Vectoring Control system would win one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, the Best New Innovation Technology Award from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada, or AJAC.
G-Vectoring Control: a technology that improves comfort
This year, Mazda introduced a series of new-generation vehicle control technologies called SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS. The aim of these new technologies is to improve the road behavior of Mazda vehicles that are equipped with the new systems, and thus to improve the overall driving experience for the driver and passengers. The idea is that by offering integrated control of the engine, gearbox, body and chassis, it is possible to offer a more stable and controlled driving dynamic.
The first system in the SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS series is G-Vectoring Control, which uses the Mazda SKYACTIV engine to improve chassis performance. More precisely, this system uses the torque of the engine and adapts it to the movements of the steering wheel in order to better control the longitudinal and latitudinal acceleration forces. In concrete terms, this means that when you drive around town at low or moderate speeds, you feel less movement from side to side from the car on your body. Your torso and head are therefore more stable which greatly improves comfort.
In addition, the system accentuates the grip of each tire in order to harmonize the movement of the car according to the intentions of the driver. On the highway or on slippery surfaces, the steering is more stable and requires less inputs and corrections. This results in increased comfort and less fatigue for anyone behind the wheel.
"Our Mazda engineers have an obsession with the perfection of driving dynamics for our vehicles, and they invested a lot of time and effort into developing this technology, which is possible only because of the advancements made by SKYACTIV Technology," said Rob Murdoch, National Manager, Technical Services, Mazda Canada. "GVC is just another example of the passion for driving that runs through our veins, and we're honoured to receive this award."
The award winner was determined by a panel of 12 tech experts who are all members of AJAC.
Improved driving dynamics in new Mazda vehicles
In summary, the G-Vectoring Control system enhances the comfort offered by new Mazda vehicles such as the new 2017 Mazda3, the Mazda6 and the all-new 2017 Mazda CX-5 by reducing passenger movement inside the vehicle and improving straight-line stability.
To learn more about the new G-Vectoring Control system that has just won the AJAC's Best New Innovation Technology award, contact us today at Morrey Mazda!