Sensors & controls for automotive

Piher sensing systems - custom potentiometers and position sensors

Sensors & controls for automotive


Piher´s position sensors and controls are widely used in the land vehicle market. There´s scarcely a car that does not carry Piher´s sensors or controls

The Automotive market is one of the key drivers of Piher’s success. Demanding new and cost effective ideas year on year has shaped the company in to what it is today: proactive and customer driven. Since the seventies Piher has served the key USA and European Automotive OEM’s and component suppliers and has developed an expertise in providing custom Control and Sensor solutions unrivalled in today’s Automotive sector.

Thanks to sensors, cars are getting "smarter", more efficient, and safer, and here we are to help!

Typical applications for automotive-grade sensors and controls are:

• Cornering/bending lights position sensor
• Heating, ventilating + air aconditioning
• Instrument Panel light dimmers / Headlamp levelling / Headlamp switches + Interior light control
• Mirror memory
• Infotainment
• Windshield wiper
• Parking radar / convertable hood control
• Seat position
• Power sunroof
• 4x4 four wheel drive selector switch
• Transmission control
Airbag switch
• Powertrain
• Trunk / boot position
• Swirl actuator
• Seat temperature controls
• Turn counter
• Brake, clutch or accelerator pedal position sensor
• Absolute rotary encoder
• Power steering. Rear axle steering and individual steer sensor
Seat belt switch
• Throttle / EGR valve and landing gear position sensor
• Motor-shaft position sensor
• Height & suspension sensor
• Shift selector lever position feedback sensor
• Motor-shaft position sensor
• Door/tailgate position sensor
• Motor/movement control (closed-loop feedback)
• Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS)
• Electrical Stability Program (ESP)
• Electrical Power System (EPS)
• Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
• Camshaft position sensor
Capacitive touch buttons
Fuel level sensor
• Contactless torque and position sensing
• Absolute steering wheel angle sensor (gearless).



Along with the acquisition of a prestigious array of quality awards representative of this sector: ISO 9001, QS9000, ISO 14001 and ISO TS 16949, Piher’s products are listed in the IMDS database providing detailed information on product recyclability.

Euro 6 Standard. Piher´s Hall effect sensors help complying with reduction of pollutant emissions from vehicles.

All vehicles equipped with a diesel engine will be required to substantially reduce their emissions of nitrogen oxides as soon as the Euro 6 standard enters into force. For example, emissions from cars and other vehicles intended to be used for transport will be capped at 80 mg/km (an additional reduction of more than 50% compared to the Euro 5 standard). Combined emissions of hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides from diesel vehicles will also be reduced. These will be capped at, for example, 170 mg/km for cars and other vehicles intended to be used for transport.

Green Cars Initiative

Piher is listed in the Spanish capabilities in the Eco-electro Road Mobility Sector and the FP7 Green Cars Initiative directory that shows the capabilities and interests of Spanish Organizations involved in activities related to the European Green Cars Initiative. These organizations, large and small private and public entities, show that Spain has a strong base from which to pursue opportunities in meeting the growing needs for eco and electric mobility, both at national and international levels. Electric and eco-mobility is a relatively new industry segment that includes vehicle manufacturers and assemblers, manufacturers of automotive parts and electrical equipment, engineering and consulting companies, utilities, technological centres, universities and public research centres. Mobility.

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Piher Sensors & Controls SA
Polígono Industrial Municipal
Vial T2 Nº22
31500 Tudela - Spain

Tel: +34-948-820450
Fax: +34-948-824050