Smart NOx Sensor
2010 - PACE Award Winner
Continental and NGK Insulators Ltd
What: Smart NOx Sensor
Judge's Citation: Jointly developed by Continental and NGK Insulators, Ltd., the Smart NOx Sensor is the first on-board sensor capable of direct measurement of NOx, in ppm levels. Using the Smart NOx Sensor, vehicle and engine makers like Daimler and Cummins can meet EPA 2010 and Euro V emissions requirements while providing customers better fuel economy and eliminating the unpleasent ammonia odors associated with of competitive urea based exhaust treatment strategies.
While outwardly similar to traditional 02 sensors on OBD/OBD2 installations, the Smart NOx sensor operates at 4x higher temps and measures current at nano amp levels and is currently the only sensor capable of supporting Stratified Charge Gasolene Direct Injection and urea dosing optimization.