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Automotive Sensors by John Turner

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PREFACE TO THE SENSORS TECHNOLOGY SERIES

The creation of the digital world is perhaps the most remarkable engineering event of the late twentieth century and may be compared in impact to the harnessing of steam at the beginning of the nineteenth. Obviously, the two cannot otherwise be compared, representing as they do the transition from the era of power to that of information. Even the term “transition” is misleading because the digital world depends entirely on the prior existence of sources of electrical energy, currently derived largely from thermal and nuclear processes, with an ever-increasing reliance on renewable content including the harnessing of tidal, wind and solar sources. Furthermore, chemical sources of energy should not be forgotten, ...

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