Continental launches Particle Filter Differential Pressure Sensors for the Indian Commercial Vehicle Market

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Continental Powertrain Business Unit Sensors & Actuators has launched one of their Low Pressure Differential Pressure Sensors, the Particle Filter Differential Sensor (PFD) to cater to the needs of commercial vehicle OEMs adhering to the recently introduced OBD II (On Board Diagnostic) norms for BS IV compliant commercial vehicles / engines with EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) technology.

OBD II certification, as part of the BS IV regulations, is mandated by legislation for all commercial and passenger vehicles since 1 April, 2013. For truck applications with EGR systems, the Continental Particle Filter Differential Pressure Sensor enables differential measurement and therefore allows enhanced monitoring of Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) Partial Oxidation Catalyst (POC). The sensor facilitates direct measurement of delta pressure. The robust design of the Continental Particle Filter Differential Pressure Sensor helps to meet the always more stringent durability requirements of commercial vehicles.

Viswanath Nagaraja, Head of Sensors & Actuators, Powertrain Division, Continental Automotive Components India said, “With stricter monitoring legislated by the OBD II regulation, OEMs are looking for reliable diagnostic capabilities for monitoring emissions in the field. Continental is pleased to be one of the first suppliers to provide the Commercial Vehicle market in India with Particle Filter Differential Pressure Sensors that have the ability to measure such low values of delta pressure. We have started to supply leading truck OEMs in India. We expect continued growth in demand with the extension of BS IV regulations to fifty cities at first and eventually to the rest of the country”.

With sales of €32.7 billion in 2012, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires, and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has approximately 173,000 employees in 46 countries

The Automotive Group with its three divisions Chassis & Safety (sales of approximately €7,0 billion in 2012, 34.5000 employees), Powertrain (sales of approximately €6,1 billion in 2012, 31,000 employees) and Interior (sales of approximately €6.4 billion in 2012, 33,000 employees) achieved sales of approximately €19,5 billion in 2012. The Automotive Group is present in more than 170 locations worldwide. As a partner of the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, it develops and produces innovative products and systems for a modern automotive future, in which cars provide individual mobility and driving pleasure consistent with driving safety, environmental responsibility and cost-efficiency.

The Chassis & Safety Division develops and produces electronic and hydraulic brake and chassis control systems, sensors, driver assistance systems, airbag electronics and -sensorics, washer systems and electronic air suspension systems. Its core competence is the integration of active and passive driving safety into ContiGuard. The Powertrain Division integrates innovative and efficient system solutions for vehicle powertrains. The comprehensive range of products includes gasoline and diesel injection systems, engine management, transmission control, including sensors and actuators, as well as fuel-supply systems and components and systems for hybrid and electric drives. Information management is at the very heart of the Interior Division, which provides a range of products that includes instrument clusters and multifunctional displays, control units, electronic car-entry systems, tire-monitoring systems, radios, multimedia and navigation systems, climate control systems, telematics solutions and cockpit modules and systems.

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