What kind of spherical plastic on the dashboard of the car, reminiscent of the IR receiver for the remote on the TV

Spherical plastic in the top of the center console. Read, what it is

What kind of spherical plastic on the dashboard of the car, reminiscent of the IR receiver for the remote on the TV

The level of technological complexity of modern cars is growing from year to year. Every year cars get more technology and equipment that brings the car on the level of innovation and complexity to the aircraft. Around the driver inside, a lot of interesting high-tech items that have not happened to be in the car. Some of us understand, but there are those that are puzzling. For example, there is in modern cars (and some old) on the center console (dashboard), right under the windshield, spherical plastic thing, puzzling many car owners who don’t know what this thing is used. It’s time to find out what the mysterious object.

 

What kind of spherical plastic on the dashboard of the car, reminiscent of the IR receiver for the remote on the TV

Please note that in some machines, this item can be installed in a different location. But in many cars spherical plastic element is located on the dashboard, under the windshield.

 

Just want to warn you that this item can be found in cars equipped with automatic climate control.

 

This small speaker above the centre console, the element performs important task in the car. It’s a thermistor, or temperature sensor, which analyzes the level of heating of salon of the car sunlight.

 

The computer that controls climatic installation (conditioner) for optimum climate control in the cabin, need to know how outside air temperature affects the temperature inside the car.

What kind of spherical plastic on the dashboard of the car, reminiscent of the IR receiver for the remote on the TV

 

If, for example, on a Sunny day, sitting in a hot car, you turn on the climate control in automatic mode (AUTO mode) by setting, for example, temperature control unit climate of 18 degrees, then immediately ventilation will automatically operate at maximum power to quickly and efficiently cool the air inside.

If it’s cloudy outside, the cooling process of the cabin will look a little different, despite the same temperature as the outside air.

Why air conditioning installation and air cooling system will operate differently in cloudy weather? And the thing is that the temperature sensor located on the car dashboard, will give the computer climate control that due to the lack of direct sunlight the salon does not heat up so quickly.

 

If you notice strange or unknown devices in your car, we ask you to send us your questions. We are pleased to get to the truth, knowing the purpose of one or another mysterious object in the car, which today is really a lot.