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Technology helps reduce emissions

Published: Saturday, July 12, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – BorgWarner Co. supplies its innovative Pressure Sensor Glow Plug for Volkswagen’s all new diesel engines starting with the 1.4-liter version. The 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter versions will be added later this year.

The sensor measures the rapidly changing cylinder pressure in the combustion chamber and reports the data to the engine control unit. That process establishes closed-loop control of engine pressure that allows the engine controller to continuously adapt fuel injection for each cylinder.

Featuring a robust steel heating rod and a piezo-resistive sensor, the PSG allows improved engine performance and efficiency.

BorgWarner operates a plant in Dixon.

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