With the development of microprocessor control of ignition timing and fuel injection to satisfy US fuel consumption and emission automotive legislation, a similar control system for diesel engines in cars is considered. The system developed by Lucas-Cav is shown in which sensors transmit signals proportional to fuel flow and ignition advance. Optimum fuel injection is then set to satisfy accelerator demand and other engine parameters such as engine temperature. An advantage of a microprocessor control system is that it can react to complex non-linear laws and discontinuous functions. Such control systems also have the advantage of self-diagnosis and reduced maintenance. Future developments are likely to lead to a single microprocessor controlling engine, transmission, braking, speed and air conditioning. (TRRL)

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    Morgan-Grampian Limited

    30 Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • GARRETT, K
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

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  • Accession Number: 00322060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM