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Save Fuel With Bosch Co2 Sensor

If you have been looking for ways so as to save on the much expensive fuel, you may want to try out the new carbon dioxide sensor that has been created by Bosch. The company calls their new creation the Climate Control Sensor (or the CCS) and what it does is that it keeps an eye on the carbon dioxide level in the passenger area of a vehicle. And while it does such a task, it also does increase the effectiveness of the vehicle’s air conditioning system.

The total effect of the Bosch Climate Control Sensor is that the air conditioning system does work well and in the process the vehicle does not need much energy. And this translates to lesser usage and consumption of fuel. And that much you would be saving on fuel, you sure can make use in purchasing other auto products for your vehicle like perhaps EBC pads or maybe new auto parts.

What happens when the CCS is doing its work well? When there is fresh air in the passenger cabin of a vehicle, the CCS tracks this and then sends signals to the air conditioning system to transfer to recirculation. During this period of recirculation, the air conditioner does not need much energy. And according to engineers and designers of this product, they are estimating that users of the Bosch CCS would be able to save to a high of 10 percent on fuel.

Known as one of the leaders in the field of industrial technology and automotive technology, the Bosch Group is one of the most popular brands that consumers trust. The company started out back in the year 1886 when Robert Bosch created this one as the “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering” which is the previous name of the Bosch Group. At present, the company has around 280 subsidiaries as well as service centers that are over 12,000 in number. All of these are scattered all over the globe.

Anthony Fontanelle is a 35-year-old automotive buff who grew up in the Windy City. He does freelance work for an automotive magazine when he is not busy customizing cars in his shop.

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New Bosch Technology Saves Fuel

The auto industry is currently geared towards the reduction of fuel consumption as the global community becomes increasingly aware of the threat of global warming. Aside from car makers, other consumer industries have also taken steps to develop devices which will help vehicles save on fuel.

One of the leading makers of automotive components, Bosch, has recently developed yet another innovative technology which will improve fuel economy of vehicles. The Stuttgart, a Germany based company, recently announced the development of their Climate Control Sensor. This sensor essentially checks constantly the level of carbon dioxide inside a vehicle’s cabin.

By monitoring the amount of carbon dioxide inside a vehicle, the device allows the air conditioning unit to optimize its performance. When the amount of carbon dioxide inside a vehicle’s cabin surpassed the preset volume, the air conditioning unit will feed fresh air in side the vehicle. Then, the unit will automatically switch to recirculation mode which means that the air conditioner will not be using up much energy.

This technology saves fuel since it decreases the load on the vehicle’s engine. The air conditioner’s compressor is being powered by the engine and when it is turned off by the new sensor from Bosch, the engine will not need more fuel to burn to power the compressor.

The design of the Climate Control Sensor (CCS) is compact to save space in the vehicle. The technology uses infrared-based spectroscopy to determine carbon dioxide level inside a vehicle’s compartment. The company known for their excellence in developing cutting edge automotive electronics designed the device to determine even minute level of carbon dioxide.

There is also a more advanced version of the sensor which not only checks the level of carbon dioxide but also measures the humidity and temperature inside the vehicle. This more advanced sensor further optimizes the cooling unit’s performance. The use of the said devices according to Bosch engineers can save consumers by as much as ten percent on fuel consumption.

With this innovation, Bosch once again proved that they are the leading producer of advanced auto components which can complement standard auto parts like Nissan ignition coil and other engine operation related components. Aside from auto electronics, the company also provides automobile components like anti-lock braking system, which the company invented, fuel injection system, starters, and alternators. These components from Bosch are known to perform well and for their durability.

Durability is also a strong selling point of Bosch’s industrial machinery, and hand tools sold all over the world. The company is focused in its automotive department as shown by the fact that half of their annual sales globally comes from their automotive technology.

Ryan Thomas is a native of Denver, Colorado. He grew up in a family of car afficionados. He now resides in Detroit where he owns a service shop and works part time as a consultant for a local automotive magazine.

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New Technology From Bosch Reduces Fuel Consumption

BMW has partnered with another German company, Bosch, so as to provide their consumers with a vehicle with hybrid like capabilities. Bosch’s Smart Electronic stop-start system will be used on the BMW 1-Series which will start production this month.

The technology is akin to that one used by hybrid vehicles which shuts down the engine when the vehicle stops and immediately starts it once acceleration is needed. This technology was developed by Bosch as part of their operations in automotive parts and system.

The Smart Electronic start-stop feature is essentially a starter which is developed to adapt to stop-start operations especially for city driving. Frequent deceleration and acceleration is needed on city streets due to the hue amount of traffic on city streets. Shutting the engine down when the vehicle is stationary means that no fuel will be wasted. This means that no fuel is burned thus no emission is going to be produced.

According to laboratory tests, the Bosch stop-start system reduces fuel consumption by approximately eight percent on a regular trip. Carbon dioxide emission is also cut down by the same percentage. In city streets congested with so much traffic and the time a vehicle needs to stop is longer, the start-stop system can achieve ore than eight percent fuel consumption and emission reduction.

Dr. Volkmar Denner, a member of Bosch’s board of management, has this to say about their system: “This technology significantly reduces fuel consumption, especially in city driving. ” This is indeed true since like hybrid vehicles, the technology’s performance can truly be appreciated on city streets where frequent stops needs to be made. According to Denner, “This and other systems supplied by Bosch will help to reduce CO2 emissions further in the future. ”

The development of the system is in response to stricter emission standards passed by the European Union. This technology is also aimed to address the current threat of global warming due to excessive production of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide from vehicles.

Aside from the start-stop technology, Bosch has already announced the development of a battery sensor which determines the power left in a car’s battery pack and relates the information to the car’s electronic control module which activates the charging of the battery pack. “Bosch has drawn on its combined competence in drive trains, energy management, and starter technology to develop this system and its control function,” says Denner. The technology developed by Bosch can complement engine parts to save fuel and reduce emission.

With more and more innovations such as this, the auto industry will be making great leaps forward in their battle against global warming. In the future, not only BMW vehicles can be equipped with this technology since it can be used on other vehicles without a need to modify the drivetrain.

Joe Thompson is the owner of a successful auto body shop in Ferndale, California. This 38 year old is also a prolific writer, contributing automotive related articles to various publications.

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