CFD related to automotive applications like external car aerodynamics, climate control, engine cooling, combustion engines, ...
FEM or FDM technique can be used to find out the response of a temperature sensor mounted on exhaust gas manifold.
FEM techniques are widely used to check whether a sensor mounted would withstand the engine vibration and its life
Autosim - http://www.autosim.org - a collaborative project, sponsored by NAFEMS, to look at the use of simulation in the automotive industry, including CFD.
cmcl innovations - developing advanced simulation technologies for IC engines - http://www.cmclinnovations.com
Indian Automotive Database Information - http://www.autoindia.com/research.php?t=2