Chapter 10. Recent Sensors for Automotive Applications
- William Smothers
Published Online: 27 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1987 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
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
- Published Online: 27 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1987
Print ISBN: 9780470374740
Online ISBN: 9780470320419
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.