Delphi and Electricore Develop NOx Sensor

November 04, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Delphi Automotive Systems (Troy, MI) and Electricore Inc. (Indianapolis, IN) have been selected to receive a cost-sharing research award from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for approximately $1.85 million to develop a low-cost, commercially viable automotive nitrogen oxide (NOx) sensor for clean and more fuel efficient vehicles. The NOx sensor will monitor emissions of NOx in the modern compression-ignition, direct-injection (CIDI) engine, enabling control of combustion and implementation of exhaust-emission control systems.

The award is part of the DOE's Research and Development and Analysis for Energy Efficient Technologies in Transportation and Buildings Applications Program. This award is part of a program by US Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham, that will award approximately $110.0 million to organizations and universities performing research and development on cutting-edge energy efficiency and clean energy science and technology.

"Delphi and our partners at Electricore are excited by this cost sharing award and look forward to working with the DOE to push the envelope with this groundbreaking technology," said Guy C. Hachey, president, Delphi Energy and Chassis Systems. "We have an outstanding team developing sensor technology for Delphi, and this award will assist them in their efforts in developing a cost-effective NOx sensor for CIDI."