AT1008 Automotive Safety Syllabus

AT1008 AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY 3 0 0 100

OBJECTIVE
At the end, the student will have good exposure to Automotive safety aspects including safety equipments.

UNIT – I INTRODUCTION 9
Design of the body for safety, energy equation, engine location, deceleration of vehicle inside passenger compartment, deceleration on impact with stationary and movable obstacle, concept of crumble zone,
safety sandwich construction.

UNIT – II SAFETY CONCEPTS 9
Active safety: driving safety, conditional safety, perceptibility safety, operating safety- passive safety: exterior safety, interior safety, deformation behaviour of vehicle body, speed and acceleration characteristics of passenger compartment on impact.

UNIT – III SAFETY EQUIPMENTS 9
Seat belt, regulations, automatic seat belt tightener system, collapsible steering column, tiltable steering wheel, air bags, electronic system for activating air bags, bumper design for safety.

UNIT – IV COLLISION WARNING AND AVOIDANCE 9
Collision warning system, causes of rear end collision, frontal object detection, rear vehicle object detection system, object detection system with braking system interactions.

UNIT – V COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE SYSTEM 9
Steering and mirror adjustment, central locking system , Garage door opening system, tyre pressure control system, rain sensor system, environment information system

TOTAL : 45

TEXT BOOK
1. Bosch - “Automotive Handbook” - 5th edition - SAE publication - 2000.

REFERENCES
1. J.Powloski - “Vehicle Body Engineering” - Business books limited, London - 1969.
2. Ronald.K.Jurgen - “Automotive Electronics Handbook” - Second edition- McGraw-Hill Inc., - 1999.
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