Friday, April 20, 2018
Mazda Engineers Recognized for Work on G-Vectoring Control
Five Mazda engineers were recognized by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers for their development of G-Vectoring Control or GVC technology.
Established in 1958, the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Awards is meant to “encourage the development of Japanese mechanical engineering and industry” and to that effect, awards outstanding technologies annually.
This year’s win marks the eleventh time that Mazda has received recognition and the fifth since the introduction of Skyactiv Technology in 2011.
The award-winning G-Vectoring Control has been developed to change the driving torque of the engine according to the driver’s steering wheel operation. By controlling a car’s side-to-side and forward-to-back motion separately, it realizes a smoother, more efficient drive by optimizing the ground load on all four wheels. In addition, it reduces driver and passenger fatigue thanks to the reduction in unnecessary steering inputs, especially during corrective action.
Part of the Mazda Skyactiv-Vehicle Dynamics, G-Vectoring Control is standard on all 2018 models except for the MX-5 and the BT-50.