Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2008

  • Jürgen Valldorf
  • Wolfgang Gessner

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Safety

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Andreas Fackelmeier, Christian Morhart, Erwin Biebl
      Pages 11-20
    3. Günter Bauer, Florian Homm, Leonhard Walchshäusl, Darius Burschka
      Pages 21-35
    4. J. Murgoitio, J. I. Fernández
      Pages 37-48
    5. Tobias Hanning, Aless Lasaruk, Reiner Wertheimer
      Pages 49-61
    6. Florian Ahlers, Christian Stimming
      Pages 63-71
    7. Kay Ch. Fuerstenberg, Bernd Roessler
      Pages 91-102
  4. Powertrain

  5. Comfort and HMI

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
  6. Networked Vehicle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Thomas Rothhaupt
      Pages 157-163
  7. Components and Generic Sensor Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Richard Körber, Volker Ziegler, Ulrich Schmid
      Pages 167-180
    3. Stefan Klein, Helmut Seidel, Ulrich Schmidt, Volker Ziegler, Ulrich Prechtel, Alida Würtz
      Pages 181-189
    4. Achim Bittner, Hartmut Seidel, Ulrich Schmid, Thomas Haas
      Pages 191-203
    5. Konrad Kapser, Sigmund Zaruba, Peter Slama, Ernst Katzmaier
      Pages 211-227
    6. Toshikazu Ina, Kenji Takeda, Akihiko Sawada, Shigetoshi Hukaya
      Pages 229-237
    7. Diomidis Ioannis Katzourakis, Antonis Ioannis Katzourakis
      Pages 239-257
    8. Boris Adam, Tobby Brandt, Ralf Henn, Sebastian Reiss, Markus Lang, Christian Ohl
      Pages 259-284
    9. Geoff. Hardman
      Pages 285-298
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 299-308

About this book


With the total number of vehicles steadily increasing and soon approaching one billion, the world is facing serious challenges in terms of both safety of road transport and sustainability. Consequently the two major persistent issues for the automotive industry are improved safety and reduced emissions.

The integration of complex microsystems with enhanced intelligence has enabled an increase in efficiency of the previously ‘dumb’ internal combustion engine by an average 1% annually during the last 20 years. In the future, such smart systems may help to leverage novel powertrain concepts towards the zero emission vehicle. Particularly for electric cars, anticipatory power management and efficient driving assistance will be needed to overcome range limitations. Electrical in-wheel motors equipped with novel miniaturized functionalities will be required. Intelligent systems for tire monitoring and control deserve special attention as well, since insufficient tire pressure accounts for more than 3% of the efficiency losses in the car.

The conference book in hand is a showroom of activities, the International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA) has been known for during the last 12 years: advanced sensors including one based on the giant magneto resistance (GMR) effect, several camera and radar systems making road traffic safer by assisting the driver in recognizing pedestrians and obstacles, and human-machine interfaces based on the recognition of hand gestures – a striking example of how smart systems will further enhance the usability of vehicles and the comfort of driving.

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Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-77979-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-77980-3
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