Mazda’s Newest Tech: G-Vectoring Control


Image via Flickr by Janitors

Image via Flickr by Janitors

Mazda has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to developing new technology for its vehicles. For 2017, Mazda plans to release its latest technology: G-Vectoring Control. This advanced technology gives drivers more control over their vehicles.

What is G-Vectoring Control?

G-Vectoring Control is a new type of chassis management recently developed by Mazda. The company plans to include this new feature in the 2017 Mazda3 and Mazda6. Eventually, all Mazda vehicles will use G-Vectoring Control.
Basically, G-Vectoring Control gives drivers more control over their vehicles, especially on turns, by reducing torque output slightly when they turn their steering wheels.

How Does G-Vectoring Control Work?

It took Mazda’s engineers about eight years to develop G-Vectoring Control, so it takes a little explanation to understand.
The system pays close attention to a vehicle’s speed, throttle position, and steering wheel to determine when it needs to limit torque. If you turn the steering wheel even a little, the system will notice and respond accordingly.
The idea behind G-Vectoring Control is that reducing torque output during turns puts more load on the front tires and gives the driver more control. The increased control means that you won’t have to take your foot off the gas pedal when you round a turn. The car will do the work for you.

How Much Does the G-Vectoring System Affect Driving?

Some drivers may not notice much difference while using the G-Vectoring System. It does, however, offer some observable improvements on handling. Cars that have the system have steering wheels that respond faster to movement. This change means you won’t have to turn the wheel as far to go in the right direction.
Realistically, this new tech is most noticeable on sharper turns. If you’re a slow driver who rarely heads down winding roads, G-Vectoring System may not matter much to you. Anyone who frequently uses roads with a lot of turns, though, should find that the system makes driving easier and more fun.

What’s New About the G-Vectoring System?

Several car manufacturers already use torque vectoring systems to give drivers more control on turns and slick roads. Systems from other companies monitor all four wheels to determine whether they should deliver more or less torque to each one. If one tire starts to slip, the torque vectoring system will adjust the torque to keep the drive in control.
Mazda’s G-Vectoring System takes a different route by focusing on the steering wheel instead of how the wheels interact with the road. This offers several advantages. G-Vectoring System, for instance, works at all speeds. It will make adjustments even when you turn at a low speed. Most torque vectoring systems only work at higher speeds when slips are more likely. The G-Vectoring System creates a more natural feeling that makes the driver and the car function as one.
Mazda is constantly searching for new ways to improve its vehicles. The G-Vectoring System is one more step toward building the perfect car.




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