Mazda developed G-Vectoring Control for you to drive around corners safer |

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Published on May 31st, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Mazda developed G-Vectoring Control for you to drive around corners safer

Mazda engineers spent a good 8-years developing G-Vectoring Control (GVC) to provide drivers with better car control and ensure Mazda passengers had little to complain when Mazda drivers took in corners too fast or with more enthusiasm. Yes, GVC is to ensure all Mazda made vehicles will have handling dynamics like no other vehicle.

Mazda engineers spent plenty of time watching human behaviour, not only behind the wheel but also in doing something as simple as walking, running or even sitting in a vehicle as a passenger. The end result is a clever software system that reads steering inputs and ever-so-subtly reduces engine torque to the driven wheels. The result of that torque reduction, like a race car driver ‘lifting off’ on the track, is a shift of the vehicle’s weight forward. This adds more ‘bite’ to the driven tyres and therefore more grip and confidence at any speed.

The result, according to Mazda, is more assured handling and balance. That, and more certainty to the way the vehicle reacts to the road conditions, which dictate what the driver is doing with the steering wheel.

This technology is a direct result of Mazda so intensely observing human behaviour and how the body reacts to motion. Every action within the human structure is linked, so that as a vehicle tips into a corner for example, the body will do all kinds of balancing acts to try to keep the occupant’s head (and therefore eyeline) level. Now you know what GVC is, best you visit a Mazda showroom and test drive a new Mazda with GVC and see what and how it benefits you and your passengers on the road.

 


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