While the Banks EE department is adding additional circuitry to the design of the upcoming wideband O2 sensor, the CAD department is working on the design of the case. This new over-molded design will ensure that the finished circuitry and sensor will be shock-proof, weather-resistant, and corrosive-resistant.
For those not familiar with a wide band O2, its function is to monitor the amount of oxygen to fuel vapor in the exhaust stream to accurately measure the Air Fuel Ratio, or what’s commonly referred to as AFR. This reading gives the tuner the scoop on whether the engine is running too rich or too lean. With this info they can make changes needed to keep the engine running powerful, yet safe. Since it’s on the Banks CAN BUS all reading can be recorded on the iDash DataMonster for review instantly or later in conjunction with other vital readings from the engine.
Development on this and other sensors continues at Banks in the lab, on test vehicles and in the dyno cells. Banks has been hard at work expanding its line of sensors and modules for use with the iDash, creating more great tools for performance enthusiasts.