AIX EN PROVENCE, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to SP3H, reports from reputable organizations such as the ICCT and Transport & Environment have explicitly warned that there is an increasing gap between homologation results and real field pollutants and CO2 emissions. With or without software controls that allow considerably higher than legal emissions, it is clear that stricter emissions controls and more homologation testing reflecting real world driving conditions is essential and urgent.
It should also drive the need for OEMs to implement long term monitoring of fuels used by their vehicles and a proper engine-fuel co-optimization. The SP3H vision to develop the missing link between the fuel used and engine operation is now fully vindicated. Existing powertrain control systems cannot close the engine control-loop with only NOx and oxygen sensors in the tail pipe, plus a fine tuning of inlet air. It is essential to take account of the molecules which compose the fuel and which directly influence fuel combustion, and thereby the vehicle's overall fuel consumption and pollutants emission.
Today, automakers do have technology at their disposal to reduce NOx and CO2 in diesel engines and improve efficiency without having to incur enormous costs (they could even reduce engine homologation costs and long term engine costs as well).
Traditional carmakers love the status quo, fiercely fight any kind of emission regulation and are very slow to innovate.
One company has developed such a solution that could revolutionize the way diesel engines are managed (without changing existing designs) by being able to manage engines in real time using a fuel quality sensor that can optimize the way the motor runs by varying engine parameters (injection parameters, EGR, turbo, air intake, etc) according to the fuel quality.
SP3H has developed a miniaturized fuel quality sensor that can provide fuel molecular structure data to the engine control unit to achieve engine settings adaptation, delivering about 5% gain in CO2 emissions and up to 20% reduction in other pollutant emissions.
The SP3H fuel quality sensor technology offers a part of the solution to energy efficiency and eco-mobility. While a transition to zero emission power and transport propulsion technologies is an ultimate objective, the SP3H sensor technology is ready to use now and for the foreseeable future to help reduce our carbon footprint.
So what about you? What if you had the choice to have the SP3H sensor in your next car or not?