Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2006

  • Jürgen Valldorf
  • Wolfgang Gessner

Part of the VDI-Buch book series (VDI-BUCH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard Dixon, Jérémie Bouchaud
      Pages 3-12
    3. J. C. Eloy, M. Potin, E. Mounier, P. Roussel
      Pages 13-19
  3. Safety

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. P. Mengel, L. Listl, B. König, C. Toepfer, M. Pellkofer, W. Brockherde et al.
      Pages 23-39
    3. Ralf Willenbrock, F. Steinert, Klaus Graze, Werner Schönewolf
      Pages 41-44
    4. L. Walchshäusl, R. Lindl, K. Vogel, T. Tatschke
      Pages 53-65
    5. Jan Loewenau, K. Gresser, D. Wisselmann, W. Richter, D. Rabel, S. Durekovic
      Pages 67-77
    6. Jörg Kibbel, H. Salow, M. Dittmer
      Pages 123-128
    7. Roland Schulz, Kay Fürstenberg
      Pages 129-141
    8. Markus Straßberger, Robert Lasowski
      Pages 143-154
    9. Y. Le Guilloux, R. Moreira, S. Khaskelman, J. Lonnoy
      Pages 155-169
    10. Klaus Kasten, A. Stratmann, M. Munz, K. Dirscherl, S. Lamers
      Pages 171-186
    11. Stefan Wender, Thorsten Weiss, Klaus C. J. Dietmayer, Kay Fürstenberg
      Pages 187-203
    12. Stephen Hsu, Sunil Acharya, Abbas Rafii, Richard New
      Pages 205-219
  4. Powertrain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221

About these proceedings


Looking back 10 years when the International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Application (AMAA) started, enormous progress has been made in reducing casualties, emissions and in increasing comfort and performance. Microsystems in many cases provided the key functions for this progress. Although the issues the event concentrated on didn’t change significantly (safety, powertrain, comfort, etc.), considerable shifts of technological paradigms and approaches can be stated.

The future of microsystems will consist of integrated smart systems which are able to diagnose a situation, to describe and to qualify it. They will be able to identify and mutually address each other. They will be predictive and therefore they will be able to decide and help to decide. Smart systems will enable the automobile to interact with the environment, they will perform multiple tasks and assist a variety of activities. Smart systems will be highly reliable, often networked and energy autonomous.

There is a coincidence of the AMAA objectives and those of EPoSS, the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration, contributing intensively to the development of automotive-specific smart systems. You will find a series of the EPoSS items in the programme of the 10th AMAA, which continues to be a unique exchange forum for companies in the automotive value chain.

The publication in hand also reflects these issues. It is a cut-out of new technological priorities in the area of microsystems-based smart devices and opens up a mid-term perspective of future smart systems applications in automobiles.

Additional information is available on


AMAA Automobile CMOS Comfort HMI MOSFET Networks Powertrain Safety Sensor Vehicle accident

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Valldorf
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Gessner
    • 1
  1. 1.VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbHBerlin

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-33409-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-33410-1
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