Understanding Automotive Electronics


  • William Ribbens, Professor of Electronic Engineering at the University of Michigan; conducts research in automotive and aircraft electronics at the Vehicular Electronics Laboratory

In addition, the new edition explains new electronically controlled vehicle motion control systems including advanced suspension, electronically controlled electric power steering, 4-wheel steering and electronically controlled electric brakes. The braking systems are part of an integrated motion control system that couples ABS brakes; traction control and variable vehicle dynamics for enhanced stability are also described. The development of hybrid/electric vehicles and their associated electronic control/monitoring systems as well as the new technologies incorporated into conventional gasoline and diesel-fueled engines are also discussed.
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Automotive engineers, technicians, students & enthusiasts Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) - 83,000 members, 15,000 thousand of which are students. Many of these members are part of the affiliate society Service Technicians Society.


Book information

  • Published: December 2002
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7599-4

Table of Contents

Automotive Fundamentals; The Systems Approach to Control and Instrumentation; Electronics Fundamentals; Microcomputer Instrumentation and Control; The Basics of Electronic Engine Control; Sensors and Actuators; Digital Engine Control System; Vehicle Motion Control; Automotive Instrumentation; Diagnostics; Future Automotive Electronic Systems