Checking date: 09/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Vehicle Automation
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (223)

Coordinating teacher: ARMINGOL MORENO, JOSE MARIA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Systems Engineering and Automation

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Industrial Automation I Control Engineering
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
With this subject it is tried that the student acquires basic knowledge that allow him to analyze applications of automation in vehicles.
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
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
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