Fundamentals of Automotive and Engine Technology

Standard Drives, Hybrid Drives, Brakes, Safety Systems

  • Konrad Reif

Part of the Bosch Professional Automotive Information book series (BPAI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Karl-Heinz Dietsche, Dietrich Kuhlgatz
    Pages 1-7
  3. Karl-Heinz Dietsche
    Pages 8-17
  4. Joachim Lackner, Herbert Schumacher, Hermann Grieshaber
    Pages 18-21
  5. Hermann Grieshaber, Thorsten Raatz
    Pages 22-39
  6. Hermann Grieshaber, Olaf Stein
    Pages 40-51
  7. Dirk Hofmann, Bernhard Mencher, Werner Häming, Werner Hess
    Pages 52-67
  8. Walter Gollin
    Pages 68-77
  9. D. Graumann, T. Müller, T. Laux
    Pages 78-103
  10. Friedrich Kost
    Pages 104-113
  11. Friedrich Kost
    Pages 114-129
  12. Wulf Post
    Pages 130-141
  13. Clemens Schmucker, Hartmut Wanner, Wolfgang Kircher, Werner Hofmeister, Andreas Simmel
    Pages 142-157
  14. Bernhard Mencher, Walter Gollin, Ferdinand Reiter, Andreas Glaser, Felix Landhäußer, Klaus Lerchenmüller et al.
    Pages 158-160
  15. Konrad Reif
    Pages 161-171
  16. Konrad Reif
    Pages 172-179
  17. Konrad Reif
    Pages 180-193
  18. Konrad Reif
    Pages 194-201
  19. Konrad Reif
    Pages 202-209
  20. Konrad Reif
    Pages 210-217
  21. Michael Bildstein, Karsten Mann, Boyke Richter
    Pages 218-230
  22. Michael Bildstein, Karsten Mann, Boyke Richter
    Pages 231-239
  23. Michael Bildstein, Karsten Mann, Boyke Richter
    Pages 240-243
  24. Stephan Sohnle, Rainer Rehage, Rainer Heinzmann, Rolf Wörner, Günter Mauderer, Hans Binder
    Pages 244-269
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 270-277

About this book


Hybrid drives and the operation of hybrid vehicles are characteristic of contemporary automotive technology. Together with the electronic driver assistant systems, hybrid technology is of the greatest importance and both cannot be ignored by today’s car drivers. This technical reference book provides the reader with a firsthand comprehensive description of significant components of automotive technology. All texts are complemented by numerous detailed illustrations.


​History of the automobile.- History of the Diesel engine.- Areas of use for Diesel engines.- Basic principles of the Diesel engine.- Basic principles of Diesel fuel-injection.- Basic principles of the gasoline engine.- Inductive ignition system.- Transmissions for motor vehicles.- Motor vehicle safety.- Basic principles of vehicle dynamics.- Car braking systems.- Vehicle electrical systems.- Overview of electrical and electronic systems in the vehicle.- Control of gasoline engines.- Control of Diesel engines.- Lighting technology.- Electronic stability program.- Adaptive cruise control.- Occupant-protection systems.- Hybrid drives.- Operation of hybrid vehicles.- Regenerative braking system.- Service technology.

The target groups

Motor-vehicle technicians in education and vocational training

Master-mechanics and technicians in garage-workshops

Teachers and lecturers in vocational schools

Students at universities and technical colleges

And all those interested in automotive engineering

About the Bosch Group

Bosch is the world´s largest independent supplier of parts and equipment for motor vehicles. Innovations by Bosch have shaped the development of the automobile. Bosch´s dominant technological role in many fields is demonstrated by the fact that it has the most patent applications in automotive engineering in Germany, to the European Patent Office and in the USA.


Basic principles Car braking systems Control History Lighting technology Vehicle electrical systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Konrad Reif
    • 1
  1. 1.Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg RavensburgFriedrichshafenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-03971-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-03972-1
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