Browse Publications Technical Papers 2019-01-0332

Development of Innovative Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD System 2019-01-0332

Toyota Motor Corporation has developed an innovative AWD system called "Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD" for FF-based AWD vehicles.The Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD is a significant contributor to the excellent dynamic performance and fuel efficiency of New RAV4. A very unique and compact new disconnect mechanism is in each used the transfer and rear differential unit, the rotation of the propeller shaft is completely stopped when unnecessary, contributing to the overwhelming fuel economy improvement. In addition, by utilizing the electronically controlled coupling independently on the left and right sides of the rear differential, it is possible to distribute the torque of the rear wheels independently, thereby greatly improving the on-road steering performance and off-road driving performance.


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