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Automotive Sensors by John Turner

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CHAPTER 9

GAS COMPOSITION SENSORS

Jonathan Swingler

1. INTRODUCTION

The use of gas sensors in automotive applications is increasing. For many years the main application area has been for monitoring exhaust gases formed from the combustion of gasoline or diesel fuel [1]. Recently, however, gas sensors have been applied to other systems such as climate control within the passenger cabin. As the motor vehicle becomes more sophisticated, further new applications are likely to appear.

On-board gas sensors for monitoring exhaust gases are essential in a modern vehicle. They ensure that the engine runs at optimum performance and that emissions of particular pollutants are kept to a minimum. In addition, a selection of sensors is required for use when ...

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