Continental, the international automotive
system supplier, is presenting the latest stage of development of its fuel sensor solutions at the IAA Truck Show.
face many challenges as they are expected to have a low carbon footprint and ever lower emission levels. At the same time rising fuel
prices necessitate increased truck fuel economy.
However, the list of
challenges continues: Long-haul truck engines, for instance, are exposed to a growing number of changing blends of diesel and biofuels, which influence not only the combustion but also the post injection strategy required for exhaust gas aftertreatment.
Depending on the region, the fuel can be contaminated by unwanted
substances as well. An overly high sulphur content, for instance, can
damage the engine. This creates new needs in the market.
“There is an increasing
demand for sophisticated truck engines around the globe,” says
Mathias Miedreich, head of the Exhaust & Emission Sensors segment
within the Continental Business Unit Sensors & Actuators.
“The properties of fuel can have great influence on the efficiency,
emission level, and also the durability of modern diesel engines.
Therefore we see a huge demand for solutions to detect important
fuel quality parameters. Our new products address this issue.
Detecting sulphur in the fuel is probably the most urgent
After successfully concluding the four year Euripides
research project, which ended in 2011, Continental has now provided
product samples of its new Fuel Quality Sensor to several truck
OEMs for testing and vehicle integration.