Electronic Control Unit
The Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in vehicles serves as a centralised computerised system that controls and monitors various functions and systems within the vehicle, including the door, ignition, and body control systems.
In terms of the door control system, the ECU is responsible for managing the locking and unlocking functions of the doors. This may include features such as remote keyless entry, where the driver can lock and unlock the doors from a distance using a key fob or smartphone app. The ECU may also control other features related to vehicle access, such as power windows, mirrors, and seats.
In terms of the ignition system, the ECU is responsible for managing the starting and stopping of the engine. The ECU may also be responsible for managing features such as the vehicle’s anti-theft system, which may include immobilisers, alarms, and other security features.
In terms of the body control system, the ECU is responsible for managing various features related to the vehicle’s body and chassis, such as the lighting system, climate control, and suspension. This may also include adaptive suspension systems utilising remote controllers such as ECAS keypad, which is supplied by Alpha as well.