Automotive Control Systems

Automotive Control Systems

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This engineering textbook is designed to introduce advanced control systems for vehicles, including advanced automotive concepts and the next generation of vehicles for ITS. For each automotive control problem considered, the authors emphasise the physics and underlying principles behind the control system concept and design. This is an exciting and rapidly developing field for which many articles and reports exist but no modern unifying text. An extensive list of references is provided at the end of each chapter for all the topics covered. It is currently the only textbook, including problems and examples, that covers and integrates the topics of automotive powertrain control, vehicle control, and intelligent transportation systems. The emphasis is on fundamental concepts and methods for automotive control systems, rather than the rapidly changing specific technologies. Many of the text examples, as well as the end-of-chapter problems, require the use of MATLAB and/or SIMULINK.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 221 b/w illus. 18 tables 64 exercises
  • 113941870X
  • 9781139418706

Table of contents

Preface; Part I. Introduction and Background: 1. Introduction; 2. Automotive control system design process; 3. Review of engine modeling; 4. Review of vehicle dynamics; 5. Human factors and driver modeling; Part II. Powertrain Control Systems: 6. Air-to-fuel ratio control; 7. Control of spark timing; 8. Idle speed control; 9. Transmission control; 10. Control of hybrid vehicles; 11. Modeling and control of fuel cells for vehicles; Part III. Vehicle Control Systems: 12. Cruise and headway control; 13. Antilock brake systems and traction control; 14. Vehicle stability control; 15. Four wheel steering; 16. Active suspensions; Part IV. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS): 17. Overview of ITS; 18. Preventing collisions; 19. Automated highway systems (AHS) and platooning; 20. Lateral active safety systems and automated steering; Appendix A. Review of control theory fundamentals; Appendix B. Two-mass three DOF vehicle lateral/yaw/roll model.
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