The continuous increase in the popularity of automobiles has turned the interior space of cars into a private space that is second only to housing. With people’s growing awareness of self-protection, “healthy cars” have gradually become a new consumer demand point. The application of sensors is an important means for cars to move towards high-end and intelligent development. Fosensor relies on gas sensor technology to actively layout the automotive electronics field, providing more comfortable, safer, and more environmentally friendly solutions for the automotive industry. Fosensor helps automobile manufacturers achieve real-time monitoring of the interior and exterior environment of the car, making cars more comfortable, safe, and environmentally friendly.
The carbon monoxide gas generated during the use of automobiles is one of the biggest safety hazards for cars. The carbon monoxide produced by incomplete combustion of automobile fuel can pollute the air environment even at lower levels and may cause death in severe cases. Therefore, a carbon monoxide sensor on a car is one of the indispensable onboard sensors.
The latest regulation in the EU states that all new cars must be equipped with this system, primarily to control or reduce traffic accidents caused by drunk driving. The regulation stipulates that as of May 2022, new cars sold in the EU must be equipped with built-in breath alcohol detectors and speed limiters. If a driver who has not passed the alcohol test attempts to tamper with the system, the built-in chip will trigger an automatic alarm. The alcohol testing system will also periodically collect and trigger the system to prevent drunk drivers from cheating with someone else's breath sample. This device requires the use of an alcohol sensor for detection.
The main indoor air pollutants in cars are benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene, styrene, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acrolein. They are collectively referred to as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), among which benzene and formaldehyde have been identified to have strong carcinogenic effects, while the other substances are suspected carcinogens. At the same time, they all have irritating odors. When the VOC concentration in a car is too high, it can cause headaches, sneezing, teary eyes, and even serious illnesses for passengers in the car.
Hydrogen-powered cars are vehicles that use hydrogen as their primary source of energy for mobility. Hydrogen energy is regarded as one of the most promising clean energy sources in the world and is considered by many countries, automakers, and scholars to be the "ultimate new energy vehicle solution". With the continuous growth of the number of automobiles and the improvement and popularization of hydrogen-powered car technology, the future market prospects of hydrogen-powered cars are promising.