Use of Electronics in Automobile Industry


Automobile is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. With the growth of industry, there is also a growing requirement for environment protection and demand from the customers for greater fuel efficiency, security and safety. With the advances in technology and electronics, automobile manufacturers are able to offer a wide variety of services and conveniences with which many new automobile owners are satisfied. Use of electronics in the automobiles improved the safety and convenience of the owners. Usage of electronics also increases the luxury and comfort to the riders.

The cars manufactured presently contain more than 1000 electronic components because many manufacturers rely on electronic components for fuel injection systems for cars to provide the engine with right amount of fuel. Safety systems also depend on electronic circuits to provide maximum safety to the occupants of a car in the events of a crash. Braking systems also depend on electronic component like the anti-lock braking system (ABS) and also introduction of luxury features increased the need for specialized electronic components.

Dashboard gives the indication of fuel level, the speed, the tachometer and oil level, neutral state of car and more. These all functions are done by the computer diagnostics that are used in the body of the car and which displays on analog and digital meter.

ECU (Engine Control Unit) have following electronic components to increase the fuel efficiency of a car,

  • Pressure Sensor
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Oxygen Sensor
  • Fuel Injector and more

The automobile specific integrated circuit (ASIC), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and application specific standard products (ASSPs) markets have been achieving much success, because of the usage of above said products in the automotive industry.

The industry has to come up with more world class electronic design automation software tools to provide better service to their end users.

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