Definition of automotive electronics
The extensive automotive electronics industry covers six areas: engine/transmission system, suspension/chassis system, body system, driving information system, safety system, anti-theft security system, and applications includes car mobile phones, handheld PDAs, wireless Bluetooth devices, web servers, global satellite navigation (GPS), gaming devices, and personal digital audio/ video devices have all been integrated into cars.
Automotive electronic systems can be classified into Power Train electronic systems, safety and control electronic systems, comfort and convenience electronic systems, automotive sensor systems, cockpit electronic systems, telematics, entertainment electronic systems, body electronics systems, and other automotive electronic equipment.
The power transmission electronic system includes computers for engine control, fuel supply, ignition device, alternator, battery, engine or transmission cooling system, transmission control, environmental control and power control system.
Automotive safety and control electronic systems are all electronic systems needed to provide passenger safety and hazard control when the vehicle is moving, including electronic power steering, anti-lock braking systems, traction control, airbags, collision warning and avoidance electronic systems, vehicle accident recorder, tire pressure monitor and so on.
navigation is divided into three levels: electronic maps, real-time
positioning, and navigation calculations. Although the maps provided by GPS
satellite navigation companies are only 2D/3D street road maps, they are
different from what drivers actually see when driving. In the future, drivers
can use 3G/ 3.5G (W-CDMA/HSDPA) Internet to display satellite aerial photos,
forming a satellite aerial navigation system, which can reflect the street view
outside the vehicle window, and the driver can use the corner of the eye to see
the trajectory of the car on the map of
the GPS satellite aerial navigation, and the scene is identical to satellite
The future development trend of automotive electronics
At present, many automotive electronic devices operate as independent systems. Information networking and integration will be an important trend in the development of automotive electronics in the future. So far there are two new terms have been generated, one is the telematics system, which is the vehicle communication system, and the other is Infotainment, which is the vehicle on-board system. Both systems are based on digital information systems, which indicate the importance of information systems in the future of automotive electronics.
Telematics (vehicle communication system) is a compound word of "Telecommunications" and "Informatics". From the literal meaning, the core of the Telematics system is the combination of communication and information technology. In the practical applications, the integration of information industry, communications industry, digital content industry and service manufacturers, can make automobiles as the main body which can interact one-way or two-way transmission with external environmental resources such as information (satellite positioning, news, weather, stock market information) and media entertainment (digital broadcasting, digital TV, online games) via the use of automotive wireless communication technology and information technology.
The car media entertainment system--Infotainment is a combination of "Information" and "Entertainment". The system includes Broadcast, Information, and Telecommunication, which utilizes a limited space for in-vehicle installations in order to provide drivers and passengers information and entertainment inside or outside the car. Furthermore, the system integrates a variety of network technologies in the car (CAN, LIN, MOST, FlexPay, Wireless, Bluetooth, Infrared, etc.), and a variety of network technologies outside the car (GSM, GPRS, GPS, Wi-Fi, WiMax, W-CDMA, HSDPA, etc.) for communication.
Car Entertainment system includes audio system, wireless broadcast reception (AM, FM, DAB, SDARS, IBOC), TV reception (PAL, NTSC, SECAM, DVB-T/H digital TV broadcasting, ATSC) , tapes, compact disc players (CD/VCD/DVD), Ddigital players (MP3/iPod/MD), game consoles (PC/TV game), DAB digital broadcast receiver, and DMB digital multimedia broadcast receiver.
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