AT8701 Engine and Vehicle Management System Syllabus:

AT8701 Engine and Vehicle Management System Syllabus – Anna University Regulation 2017


• To explain the principle of engines and vehicle electronic management system and different sensors used in the systems.

Unit I Fundamentals Of Automotive Electronics

Microprocessor architecture, open and closed loop control strategies, PID control, Look up tables, introduction to modern control strategies like Fuzzy logic and adaptive control. Parameters to be controlled in SI and CI engines and in the other parts of the automobile.

Unit II Sensors

Inductive, Hall effect, hot wire, thermistor, piezo electric, piezoresistive, based sensors. Throttle position, mass air flow, crank shaft position, cam position, engine and wheel speed, steering position, tire pressure, brake pressure, steering torque, fuel level, crash, exhaust oxygen level (two step and linear lambda), knock, engine temperature, manifold temperature and pressure sensors, gyro sensors.

Unit III Si Engine Management

Three-way catalytic converter, conversion efficiency versus lambda. Layout and working of SI engine management systems like Bosch L-Jetronic and LH-Jetronic. Group and sequential injection techniques. Working of the fuel system components. Cold start and warm up phases, idle speed control, acceleration and full load enrichment, deceleration fuel cutoff. Fuel control maps, open loop control of fuel injection and closed loop lambda control. Electronic ignition systems and spark timing control. Closed loop control of knock.

Unit IV Ci Engine Management

Fuel injection system parameters affecting combustion, noise and emissions in CI engines. Pilot, main, advanced post injection and retarded post injection. Electronically controlled Unit Injection system. Layout of the common rail fuel injection system. Working of components like fuel injector, fuel pump, rail pressure limiter, flow limiter, EGR valves

Unit V Vehicle Management Systems

ABS system, its need, layout and working. Electronic control of suspension – Damping control, Electric power steering, Supplementary Restraint System of air bag system – crash sensor, seat belt tightening. Cruise control. Vehicle security systems- alarms, vehicle tracking system. On board diagnostics. Collision avoidance Radar warning system.


1. Eric Chowanietz “Automobile Electronics” SAE Publications, 1994
2. William B Ribbens “Understanding Automotive Electronics”, SAE Publications, 1998


1. Robert Bosch “Diesel Engine Management” SAE Publications, 2006.
2. Robert Bosch, “Gasoline Engine Management” SAE Publications, 2006.