A programmable digital logic system has been developed for vehicle powertrain control. The system is configured around a custom microcomputer, and has been demonstrated in the control of ignition timing and exhaust gas recirculation rate in a vehicle installation. The specific design resulted from considerations of performance, reliability, serviceability, flexibility and cost. This work at Ford has made further contributions to establishing the feasibility of an On-Board Computer system for vehicle application, but direct cost effectiveness is not yet established, and many problems remain unresolved. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Oswald, R S
    • Laurance, N L
    • Devlin, S S
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #750434
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM