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Course Name Automotive Electronics
Course Code 18AT611
Program M. Tech. in Automotive Engineering
Semester 1
Credits Coimbatore
Year Taught 2018


Course Syllabus

Introduction to Electronic systems in Automotives – Sensors and Actuators for body electronics, power train and chassis systems. Body electronics domain- Automotive alarms, Lighting, Central locking and electric windows, Climatic Control, Driver information, Parking, etc.

Power train and chassis control domain – Engine management , Transmission control, ABS, ESP, Traction Control, Active Suspension, passive safety, Adaptive Cruise Control, etc. Hardware implementation example of simple automotive systems using Sensors, Controller, Actuators etc.

Battery- types and maintenance, Alternators in vehicles, Starting motor systems, Electrical circuits and wiring in vehicles, vehicle network and communication buses – Digital engine control systems, Introduction to automotive controllers, On-Board Diagnostics (OBD). Introduction to electric vehicles.

Text Books / References

  1. Bosch,“Automotive Electrics and Automotive Electronics. System and components ,Networking and Hybrid drive”, Fifth edition, Springer view 2014
  2. NajamuzZaman , “ Automotive Electronics Design Fundamental’’ first edition, Springer 2015.
  3. Hillier’s, “Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology on Chassis and Body Electronics”, Fifth Edition, Nelson Thrones, 2007.
  4. William B. Ribbens, “Understanding Automotive Electronics” Sixth Edition, Elsevier Newnes, 2002.


‘Automotive Electronics’ is a course offered in the first semester of M. Tech. in Automotive Engineering at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

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