Automotive Control Systems: For Engine, Driveline and Vehicle

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 1 December 2004




Rigelsford, J. (2004), "Automotive Control Systems: For Engine, Driveline and Vehicle", Sensor Review, Vol. 24 No. 4, pp. 395-395.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

“Automotive Control Systems” provides the fundamental principles required for the successful design of automatic control systems for automobiles and thereby enabling reduced fuel consumption, lower exhaust emissions, improved safety, and additional comfort and convenient functions.

After an introduction highlighting control system demands and a brief history of automotive control, Chapter 2 discusses Thermodynamic Engine Cycles. It presents ideal combustion engines, such as the spark‐ignited engine, the diesel engine and the Seiliger process, and alternative combustion engines, such as the Stirling engine, steam engine and gas turbine.

Chapter 3, Engine Management Systems, discusses basic engine operation, fuel control and ignition control in spark‐ignited engines. The following two chapters address Engine Control Systems, and Driveline Control, respectively. Topics discussed include lambda control, idle speed control, knock control, combustion torque estimation, cylinder balancing, driveline modelling, modelling of neutral gear, driveline speed control and driveline control for gear‐shifting.

Chapters 6 and 7 present Vehicle Modelling, and Vehicle Parameters and States, while ABS control systems and control of the yaw dynamics are amongst addressed in Chapter 8, Vehicle Control Systems. The final chapter of the book discusses Road and Driver Models. Numerous appendices are also included.

This is an excellent reference text that is suitable for academics, researchers and engineers in automotive engineering and automation disciplines, including electronic, control and mechanical engineering.

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