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Abbreviations in the Automotive Industry

    2019-03-19


In automotive industry there are a lot of complex systems, operations, processes, car parts and components. To make it easier to communicate for people working in this field, we use different abbreviations. Here are the most popular ones you could find on our website or hear from people working in this industry, performing vehicle diagnostics and etc.:

Abbreviations:
MP4 = SFTP = Strategic Future Truck Platform
EIS = Electronic Ignition Switch
DPF = Diesel Particle Filter
NOx = Oxides of nitrogen
SCR = Selective catalytic reduction systems
NMHC = Non-methane hydrocarbons
EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation
VVT = Variable valve timing

ISP = In System Programming 
ISP = BSL, JTAG, SPI, BDM...

Ignition Type:
Spark = Gasoline
Compression = Diesel


Abbreviations in DAS:
AAM - All Activity Module
ASF - Drive authorization system shutoff valve (DSV)
CAN - Controller Area Network
DBE - Overhead control panel (OCP)
DRT - Theft-relevant parts
EAM - Extended Activity Module
EDW - Anti-theft alarm system (ATA)
EGS - Electronic transmission control (ETC)
EHZ - Electronic hydraulic auxiliary steering (VSE EHZ TRW E-MAS)
ELV - Electric steering lock
ERE - Electronic in-line Injection pump
ET - Replacement part
EVE - Electronic distributor fuel injection pump
EWM - Electronic selector lever module (ESM)
EZS - Electronic Ignition switch
FBM - Drive authorization module (DAM)
FBS - Drive authorization system (DAS)
VIN - Vehicle Identification Number
HDF - Trunk lid remote control
HFM - Hot film sequential multiport fuel injection / ignition system
HHT - Handheld tester
Hz - Hertz
IFZ - Infrared remote central locking (IRCL)
IR - Infrared
ISM - Intelligent Servo Module
KG - KEYLESS-GO
LED - Light Emitting Diode
LH - Mass airflow measurement with heated wire
ME - Motor electronics (ME-SFI)
M/RSF - Mechanically regulated in-line injection pump
MSG - Engine control unit (ECU) 
NAG2 - New automatic transmission, 2nd generation (NAT2)
Pkw - Passenger car
PMS - Pressurized engine control (PEC) 
PSE - Pneumatic controller unit
PWM - Pulse Width Modulation
SA - Special equipment
SAM - Signal acquisition and actuation module
SG - Control unit (CU)
SN - Lock switch
VeDOC - Vehicle documentation system
WIS - Workshop Information System
XSF - Xentry Support and Feedback 
ZV - Central locking (CL)

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