Course detail

Vehicle Accessories

FSI-QPVAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course deals with the following topics: Intake and exhaust manifolds, fuel systems of petrol engines, fuel injection on petrol engines, injection and injection pumps for diesel engines, control of fuel delivery of Diesel combustion engines, injection system for multifuel engine, injectors. Also dealt with are: Electronic systems. Alternative drives. Lighting systems. Comfort systems. Regulation and control of undercart. Automatic vehicle guidance. Navigation and communications systems.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will have an overview of the situation and development in the field of the design of accessories for vehicle combustion engines and vehicles. The acquired knowledge is necessary for an objective consideration of the design of accessories for vehicle piston combustion engines and vehicles. The course provides students also with knowledge of new electronic systems of vehicles, as well as with information about new trends new electronic.


Bases of internal combustion engines and chassis of motor vehicles. Transmissions for motor vehicles.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Gasoline engine management: systems and components. New York, NY: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014. ISBN 9783658039639. (EN)
REIF, Konrad. Fundamentals of automotive and engine technology: standard drives, hybrid drives, brakes, safety systems. New York: Springer, 2014. ISBN 9783658039714. (EN)
Internal combustion engine handbook: basics, components, systems, and perspectives, second edition. Warrendale, PA: SAE International, 2016. ISBN 9780768080247. (EN)
Diesel engine management: systems and components. New York, NY: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014. ISBN 9783658039806. (EN)
Automotive mechatronics: automotive networking, driving stability systems, electronics. New York: Springer, 2014. ISBN 9783658039745. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the seminars. Exam has a written and an oral part.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is for students to get acquainted with basic principles of design of accessories for vehicle combustion engines, particular components, groups and aggregates. Students should realize the connection between the requirements for the design of components of a vehicle engine and the vehicle in relation to restriction of negative effects of piston combustion engines to environment. Students will have an overview of new electronic systems of vehicles and information about new trends.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at seminars is compulsory and systematically checked by the teacher. Absence may be in justified cases compensated for by the agreement with the course supervisor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-ADI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Combustion engines accessories. Carburettors.
2. Petrol injection, basic principles. Single-point injection.
3. Injection system overview. Multi-point injection.
4. Fuel stratified injection. LPG and CNG engines.
5. Overview of diesel injection systems. In-line and rotary injection pumps.
6. High pressure injection systems. Unit injectors.
7. Injection system with pressure accumulator.
8. Electronic control of CI engines.
9. Aftertreatment - three way catalysts, diesel ixidation catalysts, diesel particulates filters, SCR systems.
10. Sensors and actuators
11. Power increase of combustion engines
12. Turbocharging and supercharging
13. On-board diagnostics

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. SI-engine fuel system. Carburettors.
2. Components of electronic controlled fuel injection.
3. Single- and multi-point injection.
4. Fuel stratified injection. LPG and CNG engines.
5. Diesel engines accessories.
6. In-line fuel pump and injector setup.
7. Design of diesel engine fuel system. Common-rail, unit injector system.
8. Supercharging of SI-engines and diesel engines. Superchargers, regulation of supercharger working condition.
9. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
10. Acceleration slip regulation ASR.
11. Electronic stability program ESP. Brake assistant.
12. Control of gearbox. Electronic control of clutch.
13. European board diagnostics EOBD. Data transmission. Board computers.