COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Automotive Electronics
Course Code: 
15MEC246
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Automotive Electronics' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction: Automotive component operation - Electrical wiring terminals and switching, Multiplexed wiring systems - Circuit diagrams and symbols. Charging Systems and Starting Systems: Charging systems principles alternations and charging circuits - New developments requirements of the starting system - Basic starting circuit.

Ignition systems: Ignition fundamentals, Electronic ignition systems. Programmed ignition distribution - direct ignition spark plugs. Electronic Fuel Control Basics of combustion - Engine fuelling and exhaust emissions - Electronic control of carburetion - Petrol fuel injection - Diesel fuel injection.

Unit 2

Instrumentation systems: Introduction to instrumentation systems - Various sensors used for different parameters sensing - Driver instrumentation systems - vehicle condition monitoring - trip computer different types of visual display.

Electronic control of braking and traction: Introduction - control elements and control methodology - Electronic control of Automatic Transmission: Introduction - Control of gear shift and torque converter lockup - Electric power steering - Electronic clutch.

Unit 3

Engine management systems: Combined ignition and fuel management systems - Exhaust emission control - Digital control techniques - Complete vehicle control systems - Artificial intelligence and engine management – use of microprocessor in Automotives.

Lighting and security systems: Vehicles lighting Circuits - Signaling Circuit Central locking and electric windows security systems - Airbags and seat belt tensioners - Miscellaneous safety and comfort systems. /p>

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  • Knowles D. - ‘Automotive Electronic and Computer controlled Ignition Systems’ - Don, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey - 1988
  • William T. M. - ‘Automotive Electronic Systems’ - Heiemann Ltd., London - 1978
  • Ronald K. J. - ‘Automotive Electronics Handbook’ - McGraw Hill, Inc, - 1999