Honeywell’s independent aftermarket brand has been refreshed. With its turbo origins dating back to the 1950s, engineer Cliff Garrett led a project team to develop a turbocharger for a Caterpillar D9 crawler tractor which launched in 1954. This was a pivotal moment and marked the beginning of the turbocharged era for the automotive industry.
A lot has changed since then, now the “Garrett by Honeywell” brand is getting updated to “Honeywell Garrett” to better align with the overall Honeywell aftermarket business and represent years of expertise in automotive turbocharging. However, this isn’t the only change to the aftermarket business.
Distributors, engine installers, automotive garages and drivers now have access to Honeywell Garrett’s portfolio and dealer network information through the new TurboConnect mobile app for iOS and Android mobile devices. The application provides quick and easy information to increase access to quality replacement turbochargers instead of non-original copies which have poor performance and high CO2 and NOX emissions, according to a recent Honeywell study.
The TurboConnect mobile app was recently unveiled at Automechanika Frankfurt 2016, in addition to Honeywell’s portfolio of replacement turbochargers. The latest technology supporting diesel and gasoline passenger vehicles, cutting-edge two stage commercial vehicle applications, performance turbo upgrades and remanufactured turbos were on display.
Honeywell’s aftermarket technologies weren’t the only innovations that took center stage in Europe recently. At this year’s Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), Honeywell also showcased the latest advancements aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving fuel economy for commercial vehicles.
Honeywell recently launched a new generation of fuel saving serial two-stage turbochargers with an aerodynamic design. The serial two-stage system provides optimal performance for heavy duty long haul trucks needing fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions compliance. As well, a new air system for turbo compounding which supports higher speeds and road loads was also on display, in addition to Honeywell’s OnRAMP Design Suite, Integrated Vehicle Health Management and Cybersecurity software tools.
With these continued advancements in both hardware and software technologies, Honeywell is enabling car manufacturers to optimize powertrains for fuel economy and CO2 reductions to meet the most stringent efficiency requirements now and in the future.