Automotive control systems, using complex electronics, have been introduced in areas such as anti-sid braking and fuel injection. In such applications there are strong safety implications. Consequently, electronics reliability at aerospace levels is required at automotive cost. A Bendix-developed anti-skid system, which is described, is an example of how this objective was achieved within the hostile automotive environment. The automotive environment and the methods adopted in designing, manufacturing and testing to achieve the required reliability are reviewed. The paper discusses first-, second-and third-generation systems based on the increased use of complex intergrated circuits.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Slavin, M
    • Elliott, D R
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00263218
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM