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Automotive Control Systems


Automotive Control Systems



Credit Value


Module Aims

Various new electromechanical technologies are being added to automobiles to improve operational safety, energy consumption, minimize environmental impact, and reduce congestion. Thus, automotive control system design is indispensable to bridge the gap between theoretical research and real-time implementation. This module is aligned academically and chronologically to automotive control systems. The module aims to deliver a holistic skill set in designing and implementing control systems for vehicles. Beginning with basic concepts of control system, automotive focused technologies are then introduced to enable students solve real-world problems for advanced automotive applications. Students will need the appropriate mathematical and analytical skills to understand the logics. Meanwhile, control and programming skills are desirable but not essential.

Principal Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to:
• Know the fundamentals of control systems
• Compare and analyse the algorithms used for controlling automobiles.
• Use simulation tools to create suitable models for automotive applications.
• Apply HiL (Hardware-in-the-Loop) simulation platform for rapid control prototyping
• Convert control logic and implement to commercialised ECU (Electronic Control Unit).