Mazda to Feature Smart City Brake Support
Advanced Safety Technology in All-New Mazda CX-5 Crossover SUV
Leverkusen - Mazda Motor Corporation has
developed an advanced safety technology called Smart City Brake Support
(SCBS), which helps a driver to avoid a frontal collision when driving
at low speeds in the city or in slow traffic. The SCBS system will be
standard in Europe for the mid and high grade versions in Mazda’s
all-new crossover SUV, the Mazda CX-5, to be launched this spring.
The SCBS system uses a laser sensor to
detect a vehicle or obstacle in front and automatically reduces the
extent of the brake rotor travel to quicken braking operation. If the
driver fails to perform any operation to avoid a collision, such as
applying the brakes, SCBS automatically activates the brakes and reduces
the engine output at the same time. In this way, SCBS helps to avoid
collisions or mitigate the damage from rear-end collisions at low
speeds, which are the most common accidents with other vehicles.
Details of functionality of the Smart City
Brake Support (SCBS) When driving from approximately 4 - 30km/h, a laser
sensor mounted at the top of the front windshield glass detects a
vehicle or obstacle in front of the car and reduces brake rotor travel
to quicken braking when the system calculates that there is a risk of a
collision occurring. Next, if the driver fails to perform any avoidance
maneuver such as applying the brake, an automatic braking operation is
When the speed difference between the
driver’s car and the vehicle in front is less than 30km/h, the system is
designed to avoid, or mitigate the damage from a collision.
Mazda is intensifying its safety-related
research and development efforts, aiming for the ultimate goal of
realizing an accident-free and safe motorized society. Mazda intends to
extend its advanced safety technologies, such as SCBS, to upcoming new
models, starting with the Mazda CX-5, to contribute to provide all
customers with driving pleasure together with outstanding environmental
and safety performance.