The road vehicle of the future will embrace innovations from three major automotive technology fields: driver assistance systems,
vehicle networking and alternative propulsion. Smart systems such as adaptive ICT components and MEMS devices, novel network
architectures, integrated sensor systems, intelligent interfaces and functional materials form the basis of these features
and permit their successful and synergetic integration. They increasingly appear to be the key enabling technologies for safe
and green road mobility. For more than fifteen years the International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications
(AMAA) has been successful in detecting novel trends and in discussing the technological implications from early on. The topic
of the AMAA 2013 will be "Smart Systems for Safe and Green Vehicles". This book contains peer-reviewed papers written by leading
engineers and researchers which all address the ongoing research and novel developments in the field.