Automotive Computer Controlled Systems

1st Edition

Authors: Allan Bonnick
Paperback ISBN: 9780750650892
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 26th March 2001
Page Count: 272


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'Automotive Computer Controlled Systems' explains the fundamental principles of engineering that lie behind the operation of vehicle electronic systems. Having obtained this knowledge, the reader will be able to make full use of the diagnostic equipment which is currently available. The book builds on the concepts contained in Vehicle Electronic Systems and Fault Diagnosis and gives clear steps to fault diagnosis and subsequent repair of the vehicle's electronic systems. The author discusses electronics only within the context of the vehicle systems under consideration, and thus keeps theory to a minimum.

Allan Bonnick has written articles for several transport/vehicle journals and carries out consultancy work for the Institute of Road Transport Engineers. In addition, he has had many years teaching experience and is ideally placed to write this informative guide.

Key Features

  • Principles discussed in context avoiding unnecessary theory and maths
  • Practical step-by-step instructions on fault diagnosis and repair
  • Liberally illustrated with clear diagrams


Skill Level 3

Table of Contents

Preface; Common technology; The computer ECM; Self diagnosis and fault codes; Diagnostic tools and equipment; Sensors; Actuators; Diagnostic techniques; Additional technology; Appendices; Index.


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About the Author

Allan Bonnick

Affiliations and Expertise

Motor vehicle education and training consultant; former Head of Motor Vehicle Engineering, Eastbourne College, UK


'..this book has much to commend it and I know of no better book for the technician or graduate to learn about automotive electronics.... I am happy to admit that, despite 24 years in the automotive electronics industry, I have learnt many things from it that I did not know before.' Dr Ian Noble, for the The Institution of Electrical Engineers 'The aim of the book is to show how the right diagnostic equipment will provide an accurate solution and repair.' Vehicle Electrics and Electronics, May 2002