Mazda Introduce ‘Smart City Brake Support’ For New CX-5
A new advanced safety technology has been developed by Mazda its called ‘Smart City Brake Support’ (SCBS), this will help the driver to avoid a frontal collision when driving at low speeds. The SCBS system will makes its first appearance fitted as standard on the all-new Mazda CX-5 crossover, which goes on sale in the spring.
The system uses a laser sensor to detect a vehicle or obstacle in front of the CX5 if the driver fails to slow the vehicle or take avoiding action the SCBS automatically activates the brakes and reduces the engine output at the same time. This helps to avoid collisions or mitigate the rear-end collisions at low speeds, which are among common accidents.
The Smart City Brake Support works when driving between speeds of 2.5 and 19 mph, a laser sensor which is mounted at the top of the windscreen detects a vehicle or obstruction in front of the car and then monitors the gap and the closing speed. If the SCBS calculates that there is a risk of a collision and the driver is not taking any action it pre-pressures the braking system. This ensures a faster response when the driver activates the brakes. If the driver fails to perform any avoidance manoeuvre or apply the brakes an automatic braking operation is activated.
Mazda intends to extend its advanced safety technologies, such as SCBS, to future new models, following its debut on Mazda CX-5, to contribute to provide all customers with driving pleasure together with outstanding environmental and safety performance.