2013 Mazda CX-5’s anti-collision braking system image

The new Mazda CX-5 SUV, which is to be launched this year, will come equipped with the automated anti-collision braking system developed by the company.

The system, called Smart City Brake Support (SCBS), will use a laser sensor to detect obstacles, reducing the extent of the brake rotor travel to quicken braking operation.
If the driver doesn’t activate the break to avoid collision, the SCBS automatically activates the brakes and reduces the engine output. The system will help avoid collisions at low speeds (from 4 km to 30 km/hour) since at these are the most common accidents with other vehicles.

SCBS is quite similar to Volvo’s Auto Brake System, with the laser sensor mounted at the top of the windshield glass to scan for other vehicles or obstacles in front of the car when traveling.
In the Japanese market, Mazda will also offer an “Acceleration Control for Automatic Transmission” system that works in conjunction with the SCBS.

This will activate a visual and audio alarm and curb the engine output if the driver will try to accelerate when an obstacle is detected.

All in all, the CX-5 Crossover SUV will the company’s first vehicle with the new KODO – Soul of Motion design language, the efficiency-boosting Skyactiv technology, and the Smart City Brake Support (SCBS).