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 spring1.
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.