ELECTRONIC ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEMS IN MODERN VEHICLES IN ASPECT OF USING IT IN MILITARY COMBAT AND LOGISTIC VEHICLES
Journal of KONES Powertrain and Transport
Because of much more restricted norms about polluting gas emission in modern vehicles, there is a need to make better control of fuel combustion. The process of fuel combustion is controlled by electronic control unit (ECU). The unit is analysing signals from many sensors, and when the control unit is not able to correct mistakes in fuel combustion, it turn on a warning indicator light and alarming a driver that the emission of polluting gas is too high. The problem is, that the hole system is
... the hole system is undependable. The level of complicated of the system is high. In military vehicles, suddenly lost of power of an engine, because of some little mistake in emission control system, in combat conditions could be very danger. Off course, some armoured vehicles has special program in ECU, but most of the military vehicles are built on civilian vehicles, without any changes. The paper show potentials danger in modern electronics controls units of engines. The authors has also practice not only in vehicles testing and service, but also in preparing sport vehicles for rally. The sports programs for ECU in rally vehicles, allows for example for drive with the full power of the engine, even if the temperature of the cooling system is very high, and in normal vehicles, the ECU would not allow to work in such a condition.