Automotive electronics are the electronic systems used in automobiles, including engine management, ignition, radio, carputer, telematics, and in-car entertainment systems. Ignition, engine, and transmission electronics are also found in trucks, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, forklifts, tractors, excavators, and other internal combustion engine machinery. Related elements to control the associated electrical systems are also found in hybrid and electric vehicles.
Electronic systems are becoming an increasingly large part of the cost of a vehicle, from only about 1% of the price of a vehicle in 1950 to about 30% in 2010. Modern electric automotive use power electronics to control the main propulsion motor and manage the battery system. Future autonomous vehicles will rely on powerful computer systems, numerous sensors, networking, and satellite navigation, all of which will require electronics.
Early automotive designs had few electrical components, just a bunch of connectors and a few harnesses with simple electrical layouts. There were no microprocess or sand no embedded software, so to speak. As a result of customer, automaker, and government regulations, and the growing need and desire for integrated analog, digital, and microprocessor-based electronics, the internal combustion engine controller(a fairly sophisticated, mission-critical, real-time computer) was successfully launched.
About the Book
This book describes the topology behind in- automotive electronics architectures and examines how they can be significantly extended by embedded controllers. These controllers are the core building blocks of today’s in- automotive electronics. Rather than simply teaching electrical fundamentals, this unique resource focuses on the basic concepts of automotive electronics architecture and details the wide variety of electronic control modules (ECMs) that enable the increasingly sophisticated “bells and whistles” of modern designs.
A must-have for automotive design engineers, technicians working in automotive electronics repair centers, and students taking automotive electronics courses, the book provides clear and concise advice on how to design and optimize automotive electronics using embedded controllers, bridging the gap between academic instruction and It bridges the gap between academic instruction and industry practice.