Automotive embedded systems are distributed throughout modern vehicles using multiple vehicle networks partitioned across a variety of different electronic modules. As more complex control systems are used in automobiles, more distributed automotive embedded systems will be needed. This book contains 88 papers covering the past seven years (2001-2007) of research on the varying aspects of distributed embedded systems. Topics covered include: Controller Design/Development, Software Design/Development, Communication Networks/Systems, Model-Based Hardware/Software/Network Developments, System Testing/Diagnostics, Implementation Examples . The book also includes editor Ronald K. Jurgen's introduction (""Distributed Embedded Systems: The Key to Future Automotive Electronics"") and a concluding section on the trends impacting future distributed automotive embedded systems.
After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.E.E., Ronald K. Jurgen held various technical magazine editorial staff positions, including 30 years with IEEE Spectrum. Now retired, he is the editor of the Automotive Electronics Handbook and the Digital Consumer Electronics Handbook, and assistant editor of the Electronics Engineers Handbook, Fourth Edition. He is also the editor of more than 23 books on automotive electronics in the Progress in Technology Series.