"In any event, I am in agreement that it would be good to see more books
on successful practical applications of fuzzy logic here in the US. A
number of US companies are doing interesting things, such as Otis
(elevators), GE (washing machines), and Saturn (I believe they use a
fuzzy ABS), and a number of openly fuzzy systems are being marketed
domestically (electric razors and stabilized video camers)."
Such a book is on the market. Try "Fuzzy Logic & NeuroFuzzy Applications
Explained" from Prentice Hall (ISBN 0-13-368465-2). It discusses about 70
recent commercially successful applications of fuzzy logic. All the ones you
mention are in there. The book is $39 and comes with animated simulation
software that lets you even play with some of the discussed applications on
your PC. No programming required. The book is math-free (!) and written for
practitioners and researchers that are interested in what people actually do
with fuzzy logic...