Smart A/C system by MAHLE: reduction of fine dust in the cabin

  • Direct integration of fine-particulate sensors into the air conditioning system
  • Air conditioning system can thus react faster and more precisely
  • By merging functions, MAHLE’s smart air conditioning system is more compact, lighter, and cheaper
  • Newly developed fine-particulate filters complete the concept 

“Customers will find that the air in the vehicle cabin is noticeably cleaner and the fine-particulate values in the car are lower thanks to our new smart air conditioning system,” explains Laurent Art, Director Advanced Engineering Thermal Management at MAHLE. “Furthermore, this new system lets them check the air quality in the vehicle in real time.”

Existing solutions measure the level of pollution using a complex stand-alone sensor or array of sensors, which is or are often connected via hoses to the central heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit.

New generation of fine-particulate filters

In conjunction with its innovative sensor concept, MAHLE has developed a new generation of fine-particulate filters. The high dust extraction capacity exhibited by these filters is near constant over their entire lifetimes, ensuring good cabin air in the long term. Fine particulates, solid particles, harmful gases, and environmental odors in the incoming air are reliably kept out of the vehicle cabin. Typical particles, such as brake dust, diesel soot, and tire debris, which are produced and transported by traffic on the road ahead, do not enter the cabin. The sensors integrated into the smart air conditioning system from MAHLE also ensure optimal service life for the filter elements. Furthermore, the filter protects the components within the air conditioning system from exposure to polluted air.

Contacts in MAHLE Corporate Communications:

Ruben Danisch
Head of Corporate and Product Communications
Phone: +49 711 501-12199

Christopher Rimmele
Product, Technology, and Aftermarket Communications Spokesman
Phone: +49 711 501-12374

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