Automobile electronics are electrically generated systems that find application in road vehicles and with increasing advancement in technology, automobile electronics are becoming very popular and preferred by the consumers. Automotive electronics enhances the engine control and provides higher safety, security and comfort in a vehicle. The advanced automobiles of the recent time have evolved as electronic machines having a number of electronic control units (ECUs), which function to perform operations such as providing driver assistance through navigation system, in-vehicle infotainment through audio-video devices, enabling internet facility and so on.. An automobile can comprise of 150 ECUs to control more than one operation at the same time. The ECUs can be divided into an engine control to manage the efficiency of the vehicle, a surround view system to prevent accidents and power steering to maintain the balance. In addition, a direction and a telematic system provides information from local hot-spots. A traction control or electronic stability control is also part of the ECU, which maintains the steering control and sensors of the airbags ensuring awareness and safety in a vehicle.
The automobiles in today’s world are highly efficient and are equipped with advanced gadgets to ensure a premium driving experience. Automotive electronics is used in the functioning of GPS system, entertainment system, airbag restraint system, power-steering system, anti-lock braking system, engine management system and transmission control system. Among all the above mentioned systems, entertainment system is the most vivid and classified under various segments such as satellite radio, audio-video players, carputers (computers designed for in-vehicle use), and internet. The application of automotive electronics is diverse and can be seen in all vehicles such as heavy vehicle, passenger vehicle, SUVs, MUVs and luxury vehicles.
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