Course detail

Systems, Control and Mechatronics of Vehicles

FSI-QE1Acad. year: 2023/2024

The course of Systems, Control and Mechatronics of Vehicles is intended to acquaint students with basic topics in the area of electric vehicle network, electrical circuit simulation, design of electronic control units - ECU, electronic control unit periphery, electronic control unit production, development and testing of mechatronic systems, programming of electronic control unit processors, measurement and data processing, vehicle diagnostics, electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles. An integral part of the course is an introduction to topics such as Industry 4.0, City 4.0, Autonomous Systems and Internet of Things.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Fundamentals of dynamics mechanisms, fundamentals of vehicle construction , fundamentals of measurement electric quantities, fundamentals of theory electric machines and apparatuses, principles of data processing and transfer, the basics of programming.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Conditions for granting a course-unit credit: attendance at exercises, active participation, working out laboratory protocols on measuring. Exam: The exam verifies the acquired knowledge, including practical skills. The exam consists of a written part (written exam can also be taken via Elearning using Safe Exam Browser) and if necessary an oral part.
Final evaluation consists of: Evaluation of the work on seminars. Result of the writing part of the exam. The result of the oral exam if necessary.

The controlled education includes exercises. Exercises are required. The attendance at exercises is recorded and the level of knowledge is tested by assignments. Students are required to compensate missed lessons with another group of students or in exceptional cases by working out an assignment regarding a relevant topic. A teacher evaluates the quality of the assignment.


The aim of the course Systems, Control and Mechatronics of Vehicles is to acquaint students with contemporary trends in the area of vehicle control systems. The aim of the course is to achieve basic knowledge of the given problems so that students are able to apply them in their profession and orient themselves in the wide possibilities of contemporary development in this area of automotive technology.
The course of Systems, Control and Mechatronics of Vehicles enables students to acquire basic theoretical and practical knowledge for realization of development of mechatronic systems and related areas.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

BAUER, Horst. ROBERT BOSCH GMBH. Automotive electrics automotive electronics: systems and components. 4th ed., completely rev. and extended. Plochingen: Robert Bosch, 2004, 503 s. : il. ISBN 1-86058-436-5. (EN)
JAN, Zdeněk, Bronislav ŽDÁNSKÝ a Jindřich KUBÁT. Automobily. 5, Elektrotechnika motorových vozidel I. 3. vydání. Brno: Avid, 2012. ISBN 978-80-87143-22-3. (CS)
JAN, Zdeněk, Jindřich KUBÁT a Bronislav ŽDÁNSKÝ. Automobily. 6, Elektrotechnika motorových vozidel I. 3. Brno: Avid, 2013. ISBN 978-80-87143-27-8. (CS)
ŠTĚRBA, Pavel. Elektronika a elektrotechnika motorových vozidel: Seřizování, diagnostika závad a chybové kódy OBD. Brno: CPress, 2013. ISBN 978-80-264-0271-8 (CS)
SELECKÝ, Matúš. Arduino: uživatelská příručka. Brno: Computer Press, 2016. ISBN 978-80-251-4840-2. (CS)

Recommended reading

FIJALKOWSKI, Bogdan Thaddeus. Automotive Mechatronics: Operational and Practical Issues. 2. vydání. Dordrecht: Springer, 2009. ISBN 978-94-007-1182-2. (EN)
TŮMA, Jiří. Vehicle gearbox noise and vibration: measurement, signal analysis, signal processing and noise reduction measures. Chichster : Wiley, 2014. ISBN 978-1-118-35941-9. (EN)
DOLEČEK, Jaroslav. Moderní učebnice elektroniky - 1. díl Základy elektroniky, ideální a reálné prvky: rezistor, kondenzátor, cívka. 1. Praha: BEN - technická literatura, 2005. ISBN 80-730-0146-2. (CS)
DOLEČEK, Jaroslav. Moderní učebnice elektroniky - 2. díl Polovodičové prvky a elektronky. 1. Praha: BEN - technická literatura, 2005. ISBN 80-730-0161-6. (CS)
ŠANDERA, Josef. Návrh plošných spojů pro povrchovou montáž. 1. Praha: BEN - technická literatura, 2006. ISBN 80-730-0181-0. (CS)
KERNIGHAN, Brian W a Dennis M RITCHIE. Programovací jazyk C. 1. Brno: Computer Press, 2006. ISBN 80-251-0897-X. (CS)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-ADI-P Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to Systems, Control and Mechatronics of Vehicle.
2. Vehicle electronics I.
3. Vehicle electronics II.
4. Simulation of electrical circuits.
5. Design of the Electronic Control Unit - ECU.
6. Production of the Electronic Control Unit – ECU.
7. Programming of the Electronic Control Unit – ECU.
8. Peripherals of the Electronic Control Unit - ECU.
9. Development and testing of vehicle mechatronic systems.
10. Measurement and data processing.
11. Vehicle diagnostics.
12. Electric cars.
13. Autonomous vehicles.

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction into laboratory exercises, safety regulations.
2. Assembly, measurement and verification of electrical circuits.
3. Basic programming of C language.
4. Basic programming of C++ language.
5. Basic programming of microcontrollers.
6. Creation of control algorithms in Simulink software.
7. PCB layout design I.
8. PCB layout design II.
9. Measurement on an electrical circuit with a sensor or actuator.
10. Programming with NI products I.
11. Programming with NI products II.
12. Communication analysis of vehicle electronic devices.
13. Presentation of submit works, credit.