Electronics and Computer Engineering

Automotive Control Units

Integrated course, 4.00 ECTS


Course content

- Overview of electronic vehicle components
- Electronic control units (ECUs), typical processor systems
- Communication networks in vehicles
- Software development for ECUs (AutoSAR, fail-safe features,... )
- Examples: motor drive control
smart glasses control

Learning outcomes

- are familiar with current topics of automotive engineering
- understand the interactions in modern automotive electronics
(control units, communication networks, control of key electric actuators)
- are familiar with current topics of autonomous driving

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

- Bosch. Automotive Handbook
- Bosch. Automotive Electrics and Automotive Electronics -System and
components, networking and hybrid drive. Springer Vieweg 5th edition.
- J. Schäuffele, T. Zurawka. Automotive Software Engineering: Principles,
processes, methods and tools. SAE International
- K. Reif (Ed.), Automotive Mechatronics. Bosch Professional Automotive
Information, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015
- M. Paulweber, K. Lebert. Powertrain Instrumentation and Test Systems:
Development, hybridization and electrification. Springer 2016.
- SAE: International Journal of passenger Cars /Electronic and electrical

Mode of delivery

Integrated course

Prerequisites and co-requisites

All courses of the 1st and 2nd semesters

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment