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Mazda L.A. Auto Show Cars to Get Smart City Brake Support

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A 2013 Mazda CX-5

The 2014 update of this model, the Mazda CX-5, will be one of two automobiles Mazda plans to debut at the L.A. International Auto Show that will feature Smart City Braking Support intended to help avoid low-speed front-end collisions. (Photo courtesy Mazda USA.)

Mazda has a raft of new models to show off at the 2012 L.A. International Auto Show, and with those new models comes a raft of new technology, including Smart City Brake Support.

In a press release, Mazda said the technology was designed to “mitigate front-end collisions at low speeds” and would be available on the all-new Mazda6 set to make its North American debut at the show. It also will be available in the 2014 CX-5, where it will be part of what Mazda called an upgraded Technology Package for Touring and Grand Touring models.

In the Mazda6, Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) will be paired with another new braking technology known as i-ELOOP, a capacitor-based brake energy regeneration system Mazda says it developed to improve fuel economy. The i-ELOOP technology will not be available on the CX-5, even when equipped with SCBS, the release said. It did not specify why.

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