A comprehensive reference book on the subject of automotive electrics and electronics. The 5th edition includes a number of new subjects and complete revisions of existing chapters: electric and electronic systems in motor vehicles, basic principles of networking, automotive networking, bus systems, architecture of electronic systems, mechatronics, electronic components in motor vehicles, electronic control units, sensors in motor vehicles, sensor measuring principle, sensor types, actuators, hybrid drives, vehicle electrical systems, starter batteries, alternators, starting systems, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and interference suppression, symbols and circuit diagrams. (Color; 530 pages)
Completely revised and updated reference book. The major part of this book concentrates on detailed descriptions of fuel injection systems and their components. The mechanical governors and control systems for inline fuel injection pumps have been omitted to make way for new subjects. Contents include: history of the diesel engine; basic principles of the diesel engine and of diesel fuel injection; cylinder charge control systems; diesel fuel injection systems - inline, distributor and single-plunger fuel injection pumps, unit injector, unit pump, common rail; electronic diesel control; emissions control engineering and emissions control legislation; sensors; diagnostics (on board diagnosis).
It is not always possible to clearly define the boundaries between safety and security systems, comfort and convenience systems, and communications systems. For this reason, the subjects covered in this book are widely diversified and very varied. The following subjects are among those dealt with: braking systems and components; traction control system TCS; electronic stability program ESP; automatic brake functions; adaptive cruise control ACC; electronic transmission control; active steering systems; radio-signal transmission; orientation methods; cellular radio and data transmission; audio installations; navigation systems; driver assistance systems; occupant-protection systems; HVAC; vehicle security systems; and instrumentation.