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Automotive Abbreviations

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Automotive Abbreviations/MIN C DK F KW NW 1/CM3 1L 1R 2L 2R 2WD 3L 3R 4WAS 4WD 4WS 4X4 A A/D A1 A2/3 AA AAC AAP AAS AAV AB ABC ABD ABE ABS ABS 2 ABS 3 ABV Per minute, usually RPM, physical unit Degrees Celsius, physical unit Degrees throttle-valve angle, physical unit Degrees Fahrenheit, physical unit Degrees crankshaft, physical unit Degrees camshaft, physical unit 1/cm, per cubic centimeter, unit Axle 1 (usually front axle), left side Axle 1 (usually front axle), right side Axle 2, left side Axle 2, right side 2-wheel drive Axle 3, left side Axle 3, right side Four wheel anti skid, traction control system for four-wheel drive vehicles, refer also to ASR 4-wheel drive Four-wheel steering. All 4 wheels are steered, not just the front wheels. Vehicle with 4 wheels, all of which are driven (all-wheel drive). See also 4WD. Ampere, physical unit, or Austria Analog/digital, usually A/D converter: converts analog signals (such as speed or oxygen sensor voltage) to digital signals that can be processed by a computer Axle 1, usually front axle Axles 2/3, rear axle(s) Automatically triggered alarm Auxiliary-air control valve Acceleration auxiliary pump Drive-off assistant Activated charcoal filter shutoff valve Airbag, usually proper name Active body control, chassis, see also ADS Automatic braking differential, usually proper name General operating licence, model approval of car for operation on public roads Anti-Blocking System, usually proper name Anti-Blocking System separate, system name, proper name Anti-Blocking System integrated in brake booster, system name, proper name Auxiliary-air valve or Automatic blocking prevention, another term for ABS

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Automotive Abbreviations

AC ACC ACD ACM ACT ADA ADAM ADAPT ADB ADF ADN ADR ADS AEI AEU AFB AFI AFS AG AGN AGR AGRV AHK AHM AHS AHV AI AICC AIV AK AKEK AKF AKS AKSE AKT ALB ALC ALDA ALDL ALFB ALG

Air conditioning, air conditioner, or Alternating current Adaptive cruise control Active centre differential, automatic limited-slip differential (Mitsubishi) Airbag Control Module Air charge temperature. Temperature of charge air with turbocharger. Atmospheric-pressure dependent full-load stop with distributor injection pumps Advanced dynamic aid mechanism, mechanical braking assistant (Teves). See also BAS. Adaptation, adaption Automatic differential brake. BMW system replacing conventional limited-slip differentials (ensures traction by braking wheels). Subfunction of DSC (BMW ESP). Atmospheric pressure sensor Yemen Automatic distance control, proper name (VW), or Trigger duration control Automatic throttle-valve actuator or Active driving system or Adaptive damping system Advance electronic ignition, fully electronic ignition system Outside Europe Atmospheric-pressure dependent start-of-delivery Air-supported fuel injection Advanced front-lighting system. Variable light distribution via movable reflectors Automatic transmission Exhaust-gas aftertreatment Exhaust-gas recirculation Exhaust-gas recirculation valve Trailer coupling, or Active rear-axle kinematics Auxilliary Heater Module Alcohol sensor Trailer brake valve Air injection Autonomous intelligent cruise control (speed and distance) Air injection valve Automatic clutch. Clutch operates when driving off, shifting, and stopping. Automatic child-seat detection, usually integrated into an airbag system Activated charcoal filter Automatic clutch system. Clutch engagement/disengagement is automatic. The clutch pedal is no longer needed. Used for example in Renault Twingo; see also EKS, or Active headrest system (BMW) Automatic child-seat detection Active, or Current Automatic load-dependent braking force control Adaptive light control. The headlight illumination is distributed variably according to the driving situation (city, country, motorway). (BMW) Absolute measurement, boost-pressure dependent full-load stop Assembly Line Diagnostic Link, Opel diagnostic plug Atmospheric pressure and load-dependent start-of-delivery Axle load sensor

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Automotive Abbreviations

ALR ALU ALV ALWR AM AMIC AMR ANC AND AOS AP APB APS ARA ARD ARF ARFR ARMADA ARMIN ARR ART AS ASC ASC+T ASD ASF ASG ASM ASM ASMS AS-NO ASP ASR ASR 2 ASR 3 AS-T ASV AT ATB ATF ATG ATL

Automatic longitudinal control Arithmetic and logic unit (microcomputer), proper name Axle load distribution (drive-off aid) Automatic headlight vertical aim control Central America Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration, Gremium zur Entwicklung eines Multimediastandards, besteht im wesentlichen aus fhrenden Automobilherstellern Drive torque control Active noise control. System actively influences the intake noise, reducing it by about 15 dB. Logical AND operator Automatic Ocupant Sensing Air pump Active parking brake. Teves system containing interface to electronics, with driver-assistance functions such as drive-off assistance, parking aid, and immobilizer. Autopilot system Anti-jerking control Active jerking suppression Exhaust-gas recirculation Exhaust-gas recirculation rate Triggering unit for restraint systems with external differentiated triggering. Airbag system from DaimlerChrysler. Trigger unit for restraint systems with integrated emergency-call control Exhaust-gas recirculation control Distance-based cruise control Air intake or Towing protection or South America Automatic stability control, controlled force transmission Automatic stability control, regulated force transmission with traction control Automatic limited-slip differential, usually proper name Audi Space Frame, special construction for aluminium frame in Audi A2 and A8 Attachment control unit or Semi-automatic transmission Asynchronous machine Alarm Siren Module Automatic stability management system. See also ESP. Exhaust-gas sensor for NOx (nitrogen oxide) content Shutoff valve for ASR brake control Transmission slip control, usually proper name Transmission slip control, separate, system name, proper name Transmission slip control, integrated, system name, proper name Exhaust-gas sensor for temperature Air switching valve, air intake valve or Trailer control valve Automatic transmission Exhaust-gas temperature limitation Exhaust-gas temperature sensor or Automatic transmission fluid Replacement transmission Exhaust-gas turbocharger

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Automotive Abbreviations

ATWS AU AUS AUS AUT AV AW AWG AWK AWN AWR AWS AY AYC AZG B BB.C.D.D. B.P.T. B+ BA BAR BAS

Anti-theft warning system (Opel) Exhaust-gas inspection Australia Ultrasonic Alarm System Automatic transmission Outlet valve or Shutoff valve Drive shaft Evaluation switching unit Spare piston, used if proper piston does not function ASA Workshop Network, proper name Distance warning radar Evaluation switching unit (Bosch KH) Lateral acceleration. A=acceleration, Y=lateral direction Active yaw control. Rear-axle limited-slip differential (Mitsubishi). See also ACD. Adaptive cylinder equalisation. Quantity equalisation control. Internal combustion engine (petrol) or Bank or Belgium Battery negative voltage Vacuum controlled idle air correction Pressure control valve Battery positive voltage Acceleration sensor or Brake assistant (Mercedes Benz) bar, physical unit Brake assistant system Service brake system. Enables the driver to reduce the speed of a vehicle in steps during operation (including to standstill). In addition to the service brake system, a vehicle can have a parking brake, a retarder system, or an auxiliary braking system. A service brake system can be a single- or multiple-circuit system and can work mechanically, hydraulically, or pneumatically. Wideband noise test, method for testing potentiometers Body Bus Service-brake valve. Component of service brake system. See also BBA. Blink code Body control module (Opel and GM) Bd: baud. Unit for data transmission rate. 1 baud is 1 bit/second. Petrol direct injection Petrol/diesel speed measurement module Bosch Emissions Analysis, product name for exhaust-gas tester (Bosch) Battery electric vehicle Passenger, or passenger-side Passenger airbag. See also BF-AB. Passenger airbag Brake fluid level Passenger side Brake assembly, integrated ABS, or Bulgaria Battery high voltage capacitor ignition

BBA

BBR BBUS BBV BC BCM BD BDE BDM BEA BEV BF BFA BF-AB BFL BFS BG BHKZ

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Automotive Abbreviations

BIP BKL BKR BKU BKV BLDC BLS BLU BM BMR BOU BPA BPS BR BRP BS BSA BSU BT BTC BTS BV BVA BVSV BWN BZ BZM BZW C C.R. C3/B7 CAA CAL CAN CANDI CAN-H CAN-HI CAN-L CAN-LO CARB CARIN

Start pulse Brake indicator light Braking force control Braking force support Power brakes Brushless direct current motor Brake light switch Brake light suppression. Activated when the brake assistant carries out a "preliminary charge". The main brake cylinder is actuated, leading to actuation of the light switch. Since the driver has not braked, switch-on of the brake light must be suppressed Reference mark Braking torque control Brake operating unit, controls and activates the brakes Start of paraffin precipitation. Also called cloud point. Temperature at which paraffin crystals precipitate out of diesel fuel. Brake test stand Brake control for ASR or Brazil Wideband noise test, method for testing potentiometers Brake disc or Acceleration sensor Brake system analysis, product name for brake test stand (Bosch) Special brake inspection Brake drum Bosch traffic controller, traffic monitoring system Battery disconnect switch (Mercedes) Brake valve Brake wear indicator Bimetallic-controlled vacuum switching valve or Bimetallic vacuum swit