Chapter 10. Recent Sensors for Automotive Applications

  1. William Smothers
  1. Masataka Naito

Published Online: 27 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320419.ch10

14th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 9/10

14th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Naito, M. (1987) Recent Sensors for Automotive Applications, in 14th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 9/10 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320419.ch10

Author Information

  1. Nippondenso Co., Ltd. 24777 Denso Dr. Southfield, MI 48034

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1987

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374740

Online ISBN: 9780470320419

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Keywords:

  • semiconductors;
  • magnetic;
  • electrochemical;
  • pressure;
  • ultrasonic

Summary

Electronics has recently made outstanding progress, and this has contributed to the realization of automotive electronic control systems, such as power train control systems, vehicle control systems, and body control systems. In these systems, automotive sensors are becoming increasingly important Among these sensors, ceramics and semiconductors play especially important roles, and this is because ceramics can provide a wide variety of functions and can be used under severe conditions. Also semiconductors can satisfy huge demands for monolithic sensing devices. This paper describes: (1) state of the art ceramic sensors, such as oxygen sensors, piezoelectric sensors (knock sensors and ultrasonic sensors), temperature sensors and humidity sensors, (2) state of the art semiconductor sensors, such as pressure sensors and magnetic sensors, and (3) an overview of future sensors and sensor technologies.