Vehicle-cybernetic covers the area of information and control systems in the vehicle. The importance of this area for vehicle engineering is increasing because of two reasons:
- With microelectronics, a technology has become available for a development which offers completely new possibilities for the realisation of complex cybernetic systems in the vehicle.
- The interdisciplinary area of the control and data-processing interaction between driver, vehicle and environment is the one which has the highest potential of improvements in primary safety, economy and consistence with the environment, because each of the single systems have been largely optimized in the course of its long time of development.
In the contribution the projects from the area of vehicle-cybernetics are presented in a systematical analysis. They include among other things: driver information system, operational components, collision avoidance radar, active steering, active suspension, lateral and longitudinal control, orientation systems, guidance systems, automation and the vehicle simulator.