Electronic System

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The electronic system is placed in the blue control signal paths from Figure 1.1, presented in Section Engine, allowing direct control of the Concept Car’s actuators (engine and steering servo).

Figure 1.4. Concept Car Electronic System

The electronic system of the Concept Car is composed by several boards, sensors and actuators. Figure 1.4 presents the schematic of the electronic components of the Concept Car. The round shaped components are sensor components and the rectangular boxes are electrical control units (ECUs). The ECUs are connected with a high-speed CAN-Bus.

The "Motor driver", "Radio" and "Steering servo" components were described previously.

The electrical drive-by-wire system of the car is placed in the signal path between the radio receiver and the actuators. In the following, all the single components are described in detail.

CAN Bus

Sensors

Electronic Control Units