ALBUQUERQUE, NM, OCTOBER 05, 2015 – SensorComm Technologies, Inc. (the “Company” or “SensorComm”) has developed a wireless IoT-based (Internet of Things) automotive sensor that measures NOx emissions at extremely low levels (sub-ppm) with real-time measurement and cost-effective monitoring capabilities.
As solutions are proposed in response to Volkswagen’s effort to circumvent U.S. auto emissions standards, SensorComm believes real-time measurement and monitoring of vehicle emissions will need to be the centerpiece of any meaningful industry and regulatory reform moving forward.
Kamil Agi, Ph.D., Chairman of SensorComm stated: “Without a real-time IoT backbone, there is no way to effectively identify emission sources. Without knowing the ‘when’ and ‘where’ of emissions, we cannot determine the ‘how’ to control the process. Only when we identify these factors can we can make sustainable improvements in air quality. The Volkswagen situation creates an opportunity for industry and regulators to take an innovative look at what is possible and how IoT-based measurement and monitoring can play a pivotal role in the solution.”
Since 2011, the Company has been focused on IoT solutions through their partner company that created an IoT-based wireless sensor for a medical device that aggregates data and provides analytics.
SensorComm’s IoT-based wireless automotive sensor measures NOx at low ppm and sub ppm levels. The sensor can be tuned and manufactured for specific ranges enabling accurate NOx measurement that facilitates compliance with current and future LEV III, TIER III and EURO 6 regulatory standards. The sensor shows no cross-sensitivity to ammonia slip (which can generate erroneous measurements in automotive applications). The sensor is designed to be retrofit on the tailpipe of existing vehicles (passenger, light-duty, heavy-duty) and/or integrated as a key component (e.g. downstream sensor) of any urea-based emissions control system. Wireless integration provides real-time NOx monitoring for emissions in Diesel Transportation and air quality in Smart City segments.
Current mass-produced automotive sensors can struggle to correctly measure low-level NOx emissions. According to the October 2014 International Council on Clean Transportation report titled “Real World Exhaust Emissions From Modern Diesel Cars”, there is evidence to suggest a significant disconnect between emissions output during testing and real-world driving.
Dr. Agi concluded: “The world is rapidly becoming IoT-based with smart phones, smart homes and smart cars. A natural extension of this will be smart emissions monitoring. Had this technology already been adopted by industry and regulators, it would have made Volkswagen’s effort to circumvent air pollution laws completely unnecessary.”
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ABOUT SENSORCOMM TECHNOLOGIES: SensorComm’s IoT-based (Internet-of-Things) mobile pollution monitoring system (Wi-NOx™) captures the real-time pollution footprint of vehicles by monitoring NOx emissions at the point of origin (vehicle tailpipe) where pollution enters the environment.
Vehicle emissions data generates a significant amount of information providing key business intelligence. The Wi-NOx™ system identifies specific polluting vehicles, measures the amount of pollution coming from each vehicle, and delivers operational efficiencies to transportation managers that include fuel savings, predictive maintenance and performance optimization.