January 31, 2017
All-new G-Vectoring Control takes home AJAC Best New Innovation Technology Award
The Montreal International Auto Show kicked off with a bang for Mazda who was awarded the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada’s award for Best New Innovation Technology with its new G-Vectoring Control technology. Part of a brand new suite of advanced technologies called SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS, Mazda’s new G-Vectoring Control aims to improve both comfort and the overall driving experience.
Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control is as innovative as they come
The idea behind GVC is to improve chassis performance by using the SKYACTIV engine’s torque. By adjusting this torque in response to steering wheel inputs, it is possible to achieve unified control over longitudinal and latitudinal acceleration forces. It seems a bit technical, but in actuality the system is fairly easy to understand, or at least the end result is.
You probably have noticed that our bodies and heads tend to move in different directions when we are driving around in the city. Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control reduces these movements and makes everything more fluid and linear, thus improving overall comfort. You will feel less movements from side to side or front to back which means a more enjoyable experience for both the driver and the vehicle’s passengers.
Moreover, on the highway, the system reduces the amount of corrections we need to make to the steering wheel to keep a straight line. Also, on a slippery surface, steering response and handling stability are both improved, which means that you have a greater command on the vehicle.
"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."
AJAC’s Best New Innovation Technology was awarded by a panel of 12 AJAC members who are also experts in new technology. G-Vectoring Control is available on the all-new 2017 Mazda3 as well as the Mazda6 and upcoming 2017 Mazda CX-5.
To learn more about this innovative technology that makes driving a Mazda vehicle more enjoyable than ever, contact us today at King Mazda!