Which are the car sensors or vehicle sensors?
Modern transport has many other car sensors. These sensors help a car achieve better and refined performance. Apart from the engine sensors, a modern vehicle has numerous other sensors. These vehicle sensors include the following.
A modern vehicle has following sensors:
|Name of the sensor||Function|
|Wheel Speed Sensor||Used with the ABS system. Each wheel has a speed sensor which detects the wheel speed|
|Load sensor||Detects the load in the vehicle|
|Accelerator Pedal Position sensor||Detects the correct position of the car’s accelerator|
|CG/Gravity Sensor||Used to measure the g-force|
|Lateral acceleration sensor||Used in Electronic Stability Program & measures cornering forces|
|Throttle position sensor||Used in the throttle body. Detects the position of the throttle|
|Steering angle sensor||Detects the steering/turning angle|
|Impact sensor||Located in the front bumper and activate the airbags upon impact|
|Tyre Pressure Monitoring Sensor||Measure tire air pressure|
|Bank angle sensor||Used in the Motorcycle Traction Control system. Measures the leaning angle of a motorcycle|
|Fuel level sensor||Detects the fuel level in the fuel tank|
|Lane Sensor||Detects the marked lane of the road and works with Lane Departure Warning System|
|A/C Temperature Sensor||Measures the air temperature at the evaporator|
|Outside Temperature Sensor||Measures ambient air temperature|
|Inside/Cabin Temperature Sensor||Measures cabin temperature|
|Air Quality sensor||Located inside the vehicle cabin. Measures the air quality in the cabin|
|Parking sensors||Used in front & rear bumpers. Measures the vehicle’s distance from obstructions|
|Crash sensor||Mounted near the vehicle’s crumple zone. Detects the crash and send the signal to the airbags|
|Airbag sensor||Located inside the airbag and activates it upon getting the signal from the crash sensor|
All these sensors are connected to their respective control modules. These modules are connected to the EMS and communicate with each other through it.
Apart from these, electric cars may have some more sensors. They are rotary angle sensors, touch sensors, light sensors, and sound sensors, etc.
Bosch, Hitachi, and Gills are some of the vehicle sensors or car sensors manufacturers in the world.