APPLICATION OF MICROPROCESSORS TO THE AUTOMOBILE

This paper describes microprocessor technology as it may be applied to the automobiles of the future. The microprocessor requirements described in this paper were generated as a result of the evaluation of the Alpha IV vehicle system which utilizes a solid-state, digital 4-bit, microprocessor. The control functions performed include: Cruise Control, Four-Wheel-Lock Control, Traction Control, Speed Warning, Speed Limiting, Ignition Spark Advance and Dwell, Automatic Door Locks, and Anti-Theft System. The display functions include: Speedometer (both analog and digital), Odometer, Trip Odometer, Tachometer, Clock, and Elapsed Time. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • JONES, T O
    • Schlax, T R
    • Colling, R L
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #750432
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM