BROADVIEW, Ill. (July 13, 2016) — Forty years after its invention of the automotive oxygen sensor, Robert Bosch L.L.C. Aftermarket North America is celebrating another milestone: the sale of its one billionth oxygen sensor.
“Since pioneering this technology four decades ago, Bosch has continued to lead the way in automotive oxygen sensor design and innovation,” said Eric Yagley, senior product manager oxygen sensors for Bosch.
Since its initial development, Bosch's automotive oxygen sensor has become an integral part of the automotive industry, the company claimed, working to keep fuel systems running efficiently and reducing harmful emissions.
Volvo was among the first auto makers to adopt the oxygen sensor technology in 1976 with the Volvo Lambda Sonde.
According to Bosch, the most significant testament to the oxygen sensor's capabilities came when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series transitioned to fuel-injected engines and Bosch became the exclusive oxygen sensor supplier for the sport in 2012.
In 2016, Bosch extended its partnership with NASCAR to include fuel pumps and injectors.