Understanding Automotive Electronics - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780750675994, 9780080481494

Understanding Automotive Electronics

6th Edition

Authors: William Ribbens
eBook ISBN: 9780080481494
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750675994
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 23rd December 2002
Page Count: 480
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Essentially all automotive electrical systems are effected by the new electrical system voltage levels. As in all previous editions, this revision keeps Understanding Automotive Electronics up-to-date with technological advances in this rapidly evolving field.

Key Features

Discusses the development of hybrid/electric vehicles and their associated electronic control/monitoring systems Contains the new technologies incorporated into conventional gasoline and diesel-fueled engines *Covers the shift from 14-volt to 42-volt systems and includes info on future automotive elctronic systems


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.

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


No. of pages:
© Newnes 2003
eBook ISBN:
Hardcover ISBN:

About the Author

William Ribbens

Professor Ribbens received his B.S.E.E. degree in 1960, his M.S.E.E. degree in 1961, and his Ph.D. degree in 1965, all from the University of Michigan. From 1962-69, he was an assistant research engineer, associate research engineer, and research engineer. He was appointed assistant professor in 1969 and was promoted to associate professor in 1972 and professor in 1993. He was appointed professor of aerospace engineering in 1995. His research most recently has focused on electronic systems and devices that are applicable to all vehicles. His particular emphasis has been on engine control applications, mathematical models for drive-train systems, computer-assisted diagnostics for electronically controlled engines, and failure detection systems. His work in these areas has substantially advanced the art of automotive electronics, and he is recognized as a world leader in this area. He served on the Hitachi Science Board, a distinction given to few U.S. academics. He was also a visiting scientist at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, General Motors Technical Center, and the Technical University of Berlin.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Electronic Engineering at the University of Michigan; Past Director, Vehicular Electronics Laboratory, University of Michigan

Ratings and Reviews