Mazda has announced a technical advance in the technology it offers for torque vectoring with the introduction of G-Vectoring Plus. This is part of the the company’s SKYACTTIV-Vehicle Dynamics and will be offered initially on this year’s Japanese market Mazda CX-5 on order from dealerships.
The first generation of G-Vectoring was already capable of varying engine torque to adjust the loading of each wheel on the axle in hard turns.
GVC Plus uses the brakes to add direct yaw moment control for further enhanced handling stability. As the driver steers out of a corner by returning the steering wheel to the center position, GVC Plus applies a light braking force to the outer wheels, providing a stabilizing moment that helps restore the vehicle to straight line running. The system realizes consistently smooth transitions between yaw, roll and pitch even under high cornering forces, improving the vehicle’s ability to accurately track sudden steering inputs and crisply exit corners.