Checking date: 22/04/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Vehicle Automation
Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (2008 Study Plan) (Plan: 167 - Estudio: 223)

Coordinating teacher: ARMINGOL MORENO, JOSE MARIA

Department assigned to the subject: Systems Engineering and Automation Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Industrial Automation I Control Engineering
By the end of this content area, students will be able to have: 1. coherent knowledge of their branch of engineering including some at the forefront of the branch in vehicle automation applications; 2. the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of automation applications to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems using established methods in vehicle automation; 3. the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to develop and realise designs of automation applications to meet defined and specified requirements (localization, control and communications); 4. workshop and instrumentation skills. 5. an understanding of applicable techniques and methods in automation applications, and of their limitations; 6. demonstrate awareness of the health, safety and legal issues and responsibilities of engineering practice, the impact of engineering solutions in a societal and environmental context, and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering practice;
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1- Introduction. 2- Automotive embedded systems. 2.1 - Safety features in cars 2.2 - Advanced driver assistance systems 2.3 - Intelligent vehicles 3- Rail embedded systems. 3.1 - Railway installations 3.2 - Rail signalling system 3.3 - Maintenance 4- Aircraft embedded systems. 4.1 - Flight control systems 4.2 - Air navigation 4.3 - Unmanned Air systems 5- Traffic Control Systems. 5.1- Road, Railroad and Aerial Safety 5.2 - Environmental impact
Learning activities and methodology
- Skillful classes, classes of resolution of doubts in reduced groups, individual presentations of the students, individual tutorials and personal work of the student; oriented to the theoretical knowledge acquisition (3 credits ECTS). - Practices of laboratory and individual classes of problems in reduced groups, individual tutorials and personal work of the student; oriented to the acquisition of practical abilities related to the program of the subject (3 credits ECTS).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • E. H. J. Pallett & Shawn Coyle. Automatic Flight Control. Blackwell Science Ltd.. 1993
  • Editors: Eskandarian, Azim (Ed.) . Handbook of Intelligent Vehicles. Springer. 2012
  • Navet N.. Automotive embedded systems handbook. CRC Press. 2009
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Bishop, Richard. Intelligent vehicle technology and trends. Artech House. 2005
  • Bonnett, Clifford F.. Practical railway engineering . Imperial College Press. 2005
  • Chen, Yaobin; Li, Lingxi. Advances in Intelligent Vehicles. Elsevier. 2014
  • Lemke K.. Embedded security in cars. Springer. 2006
  • Roger W. Pratt. Flight Control Systems. Loughborough University - Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics Series, V-184 Published by AIAA. 2000
  • Yaobin Chen, Lingxi Li. Advances in Intelligent Vehicles. Elsevier. 2014
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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