Unit A41: Vehicle Electronic Ancillary and Information Systems

Unit introduction
Significant technological developments in the motor vehicle industry have resulted in modern vehicles being equipped with a vast array of additional ancillary and information systems. From anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and stability control, to condition monitoring computers and satellite navigation and information, these systems contribute to the overall safety and comfort of the vehicle’s occupants. Through practical investigation, learners will gain an understanding of the function of these systems and their key components. The unit will also focus on how ancillary and information systems interrelate with each other and how they interact with a vehicle’s driver or passengers. Learners will carry out inspections on different vehicle ancillary and information systems to confirm their correct operation and system integrity.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this unit a learner should:
1 Understand the operating principles and characteristics of vehicle electronic ancillary and information systems
2 Know about the function of key units and components of vehicle electronic ancillary and information systems
3 Know the interrelationships and interaction of vehicle electronic ancillary and information systems
4 Be able to inspect vehicle electronic ancillary and information systems.