Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system is a vehicle-handling software control system developed by Toyota Motor Corporation in 2004. The objective of a vehicle dynamics integrated management system is to provide stability to a vehicle by using the vehicle performance control technology. It was first introduced in Toyota Crown Majesta in the domestic market i.e. Japan. Vehicle dynamics integrated management systems operate more rapidly and less overtly than the conventional stability control systems; anticipating, rather than reacting to loss of vehicle control. The system is programmed to allow the driver to approach the handling limits of the vehicle before it employs subtle adjustments to the electronically controlled throttle, brakes, and steering systems to ensure that stability is not lost.

VDIM system is a type of electronic stability control system, which consists of AFS (Active Front Steering) with two actuators, VGRS (Variable Gear Ratio System), and EPS (Electronic Power Steering) to control the steering angle of the front wheel and reaction torque of the steering with ABS (Antilock Braking System), brake assist, TRC (Traction Control), and VSC (Vehicle Stability Control). The VDIM system also acts as a wide-ranging safety product in coordination with ECBs (Electronically Controlled Brakes). The electronic stability control system has been introduced by certain other automotive manufacturers as well and each manufacturer has given a specific name to its system.

However, these other players lack an integrated system with all safety features. Mercedes Benz was the first company to introduce an electronic stability control system in its vehicles, which was developed by Robert Bosch GmbH. Various companies have launched electronic stability control systems with different names, for example, General Motors has launched 'Stabili Trac', while Ford Motors has launched 'Advance Trac'. The VDIM system acts as an integrated system whereas electronic stability control systems introduced by other manufacturers act as independent systems. The development of the similar technology from other manufacturers can be a factor which can affect the market of VDIM. Driverless technology which is under development stage can adversely affect the market of VDIM.

Demand for vehicle dynamics integrated systems is expected to rise in the near future, as these systems simplify controlling of the vehicle and ultimately, improve the maneuverability of the vehicle. Since the VDIM system is a part of autonomous vehicle, the VDIM systems market is expected to expand at significant pace in the near future. Currently, the VDIM systems is implemented in vehicles of Toyota and Lexus only.

Based on drive of the vehicle, vehicle dynamics integrated systems can be segregated into rear wheel drive, front wheel drive, and four wheel drive. Initially, the vehicle dynamics integrated management system was applied in the rear wheel drive vehicles only. Rear wheel drive vehicles are vehicles in which the engine supplies the power to the rear axle only through the propeller shaft. In front wheel drive vehicles, the power is directly transmitted to the front axle of the vehicle. In four wheel drive vehicles, the power from the engine is supplied to both axles.

The vehicle dynamics integrated management system is employed only in passenger vehicles, which can be subcategorized as hatchbacks, sedans, and multi-utility vehicles. Hatchbacks are smaller in dimension compared to sedans and multi-utility vehicles. Sedan is considered as the premium version. A majority of sedans by Toyota Motor Corporation come with the vehicle dynamics integrated management system. Multi-utility vehicles are larger in dimension compared to hatchbacks and sedans.

Based on region, the vehicle dynamics integrated management systems market can be segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Due to mandatory regulations in the U.S. regarding electronic stability control systems, North America dominates the global market for vehicle dynamics integrated management systems, followed by Europe. In Europe, it is mandatory to install electronic stability control systems in vehicles weighing less than 3.5 tons. Asia Pacific is an emerging market for vehicle dynamics integrated management systems.

Key manufacturers of vehicle dynamics integrated management systems are Robert Bosch GmbH, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd., Bendix Corporation, Continental AG, BWI Group, and ADVICS CO., LTD.

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