CNH Industrial, the parent company of FPT Motorenforschung AG, created the video as part of its Behind the Wheel series. The video features General Manager Peter Krähenbühl, who explains that engineers in the R&D centre walk the fine line between theoretical possibilities and practical applications. He describes FPT as one of the most innovative companies in the world for powertrain development, and the concepts developed there are used for all types of engines and powertrains, including trucks, agricultural vehicles and boats.
Krähenbühl also describes some of the research work coming out of the St.GallenBodenseeArea. During High Efficiency Selective Catalytic Reduction (HI-eSCR), nitrogen oxide is converted into nitrogen and water, thus decoupling emissions from fuel consumption. This technology allows engines to achieve the highest possible efficiency: thanks to HI-eSCR, an efficiency degree of 98 per cent is achieved. The newer HI-eSCR2 adds particulate reduction to the technology, according to a statement.
FPT Motorenforschung AG grew out of Adolph Saurer AG, which had already patented a technology for direct diesel injection back in 1928. Today some 220 people work for the company in Arbon.