Vehicle Dynamics Management


In Vehicle Dynamics Management (VDM), Bosch networks its Electronic Stability Program ESP® with other active vehicle dynamics systems in the areas of steering, powertrain, and chassis to influence vehicle handling and provide better support for the driver. This networking produces software-based functions that increase the stability of the vehicle, thereby enhancing safety and vehicle dynamics.
Through software customizing, Bosch Engineering gives vehicle manufacturers the opportunity to differentiate their vehicle make or models within a series.
Functions such as Dynamic Wheel Torque (DWT) or electronic locking control are good examples of this. The VDM software can be integrated in either the ESP® control unit or in a domain control unit. The vehicle’s subsystems all utilize the sensor signals and the centrally calculated information about the vehicle’s driving status, e.g. about speed, sideslip angle, and movement of the vehicle body. This ensures consistent system behavior and economically efficient implementation of functions.