Automotive Acronyms (A-Z List & Definitions)

Updated: Nov 28

There is a lot of terminology used in the automotive industry; chances are you have heard or read something about a car and wondered what it meant.


This page serves as a comprehensive A-Z glossary of all acronyms and terminology used in the automotive industry.


A

A4: 4-speed automatic transmission

A5: 5-speed automatic transmission

A6: 6-speed automatic transmission

ABS: Anti-lock braking system

AC: Alternating current

ACC: Adaptive cruise control

ADAS: Advanced driving autonomous systems

ADB: Adaptive driving beam

AdvHEV: Hybrid vehicle

AEB: Autonomous emergency braking

A/C: Air conditioning

A/T: Automatic transmission

AFL: Adaptive front light

AFS: Adaptive front-light system

AHC: Automatic height controller

AIR: Secondary air injection system

AMT: Automated manual transmission

ATLS: Automated truck loading systems

Autogas: LPG when used as a vehicle fuel

Aux: Auxiliary (normally referring to the auxiliary audio input)

AWD: All wheel drive

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C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

R

S

T

U

V

Z

Others