The use of European electronics in a significant number of cars is predicted, the author's visit to a German electronics factory is described, and a preview is offered of some of the German systems that will appear on European, Japanese and American cars during the next few years. These include anti-lock braking systems; recent developments in this area are noted. Air bags with a compact trigger unit to fire them, as well as belt tensioners are described. Headlights and their design are described, as well as gasoline injection systems, diesel injection, and drive-by-wire which provides electronic controls between the gas pedal and the throttle blade, as well as other aspects of microelectronics.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Specialist and Professional Press Limited

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wilkinson, T
  • Publication Date: 1985

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 49-58
  • Serial:
    • Motor
    • Volume: 164
    • Issue Number: 5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495318
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 6
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM