News | September 28, 2021

MagCanica Chooses PNI Sensor For Torque Sensor Systems In FORMULA 1 Race Cars


PNI Sensor, the world’s foremost expert in precision location, motion tracking, and fusion of sensor systems into real-world applications, today announced that its proprietary magneto-inductive sensor technology is now integrated into MagCanica’s torque sensor systems for high-performance FORMULA 1 race cars. PNI’s sensor technology is used in MagCanica’s innovative driveshaft, clutch shaft, and MGUK shaft torque sensor systems to accurately measure both steady-state and transient torque levels, helping race teams optimize powertrain performance and driveability.

MagCanica designs, develops, and manufactures wireless torque sensor systems and rate-of-change-of-torque (ROC) sensor systems for high performance applications such as automotive racing powertrains, turboshaft engines and associated rotorcraft transmissions, and high speed couplings for gas compression trains and power generation trains for the energy sector.

“The team at PNI worked closely with our engineers to customize their high-performance magnetic sensors to our exacting specifications,” said Sami Bitar, President and co-founder of MagCanica. “This close collaboration supports our mission to deliver the most lightweight, compact and accurate systems for our FORMULA 1 race team customers.”

“Our team of highly experienced engineers takes a holistic approach and supports our customers’ system accuracy and long-term reliability requirements,” said Robin Stoecker, director of marketing at PNI Sensor. “We’re proud that MagCanica is using our expertise and field-tested sensor hardware and applying it to a highly specialized and demanding application like automotive racing systems.”

About PNI Sensor

With over 30 years of experience, PNI is the world’s foremost expert in precision location, motion tracking, and fusion of sensor systems into real-world applications. PNI’s sensors and algorithms serve as the cornerstone of successful IoT projects and mission-critical applications where pinpoint location, accuracy, and low power consumption are essential. Building on decades of patented sensor and algorithm development, PNI offers the industry’s highest-performance geomagnetic sensor in its class, location and motion coprocessors, high-performance modules, sensor fusion algorithms, and complete sensor systems. To learn more, please visit

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