Unit-1: Automotive systems, Design Cycle and Automotive Industry Overview
a) Automotive systems- Overview of automotive industry, leading players, automotive supply chain, global challenges b) Introduction to modern automotive systems and need of electronics in automobiles c) Automotive transmissions; Transmission fundamentals, Types- MT,AT,CVT and DCT (dual Clutch Transmission) d) Vehicle Braking Fundamentals; Vehicle dynamics during braking, Hydraulic brake system components, Introduction to ABS e) Steering Control- Fundamentals, Electric Power steering f) Overview of Hybrid Vehicles- ECU Design- V- model development, Components of ECU, Examples of ECU on Chassis, Infotainment , body electronics and cluster
Unit-2 Automotive Sensors and Actuators
Accelerometer Sensors, Wheel Speed Sensors, Brake pressure sensors, seat occupancy sensors, engine speed, steering wheel angle, vehicle speed sensor, Throttle position sensor, temperature sensor, mass air flow rate sensor etc Actuators- Solenoids, Various types of electric motors, and piezo electric force generators Example- Relays, Solenoids and motors, sensors in airbag systems, Chassis control system, Automatic transmission system.
Unit-3 Microcontrollers/ Microprocessors in automotive domain, Communication Protocols, Infotainment Systems
Microcontrollers/ Microprocessors in Automotive domain, Critical review of Microprocessor, Microcontroller and DSP development (emphasis on ports, timers/ Counters, interrupts, Watchdog timers, PWM) Criteria to choose right microcontroller/ Processor, Automotive grade processors- Renesas, Quorivva, Infineon, Development of control algorithms for different automotive systems. Communication Protocols: CAN, LIN, Flex RAY, MOST, Ethernet, D2B and DSI, Communication Interface with ECU’s , Interfacing techniques and interfacing with infotainment systems, Infotainment Systems: Application of Telematics in Auomotive domain, GPS and GPRS (GPS navigation, integrated hands-free cell phones, wireless safety communications and automatic driving assistance systems all are covered under the telematics umbrella)
Unit-4 – Automotive Control System and model based Development
Control System Approach in Automotive: Digital and analog control methods, modelling of linear system, System responses, Model based Development: MATLAB, SIMULINK, SIMSCAPE Tool boxes.
Unit-5 – Safety Systems in Automobiles and Diagnostic Systems
Active Safety Systems- ABS, TCS, ESP, Brake Assit etc., Passive Systems- Airbag Systems, Advance driver assistance system, Examples of ADAS- Collision Warning, Automatic Cruise Control, Head light control, Connected cars technology towards Autonomous vehicles etc., Functional Safety, Diagnostics – OBD , Off board Diagnostics etc
Unit-6 – AUTOSAR fundamentals
Introduction and Overview of AUTOSAR, AUTOSAR RTE and SWE, AUTOSAR Diagnostics, AUTOSAR Integration methodology, AUTOSAR Network management, operating System and partial networking, MCAL , ETHERNET