Honeywell Transportation Systems provides its turbocharging technology to nearly every major auto maker in the world, and there were plenty on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2016. With the introduction of several new applications from a variety of manufacturers, there will be about 80 different models with Honeywell turbos available for sale in the United States in 2016.
The U.S. is helping drive global turbo penetration from nearly a third of vehicles produced today to expectations of almost a half by 2020. This is because downsized turbocharged engines are a great enabler for auto makers to achieve fuel economy and environmental goals without sacrificing the performance consumers love. Honeywell is supporting these efforts globally in gasoline, diesel and hybrid powertrains.
Honeywell sees the evolving needs of auto makers driving not only turbo adoption globally to 47 percent by 2020, but an increasing appetite for turbo technology innovations that enhance a vehicle’s overall powertrain system, reduce complexity and are tailored to local market needs. Auto makers are turning to Honeywell to meet the unique needs of fuel-efficient 3-cylinder engines, increase power from 4-cylinder engines with advanced aerodynamics, and deliver electric boosting and energy recovery systems for advanced hybrid powertrains.
Based on the Honeywell annual survey that was unveiled at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA), globally, diesel engines will retain an important share of light vehicle sales at nearly 20 percent, due to their lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. While Honeywell expects diesel penetration to double in North America to 7 percent by 2020, it is also providing new turbo innovations for gasoline engines which account for the majority of passenger vehicle sales in the United States. Download the Honeywell 2015 Turbocharger Forecast infographic.
While in the midst of this Golden Age of Turbos, Honeywell is already looking forward to what is next. Honeywell Aerospace and Transportation Systems are uniquely positioned to address the growing needs to linking mechanical with electrical systems and developing the software to support its integration.
Watch Terrence Hahn, president and CEO of Honeywell Transportation Systems talk about the Golden Age of Turbos.
Watch Nitin Kulkarni, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Transportation Systems talk about Gasoline Technologies of Turbos.