A tire-pressure monitoring system is an electronic system designed to monitor the air pressure inside the pneumatic tires on the various types of vehicles. Tire pressure monitoring systems were initially offered for the luxury vehicles in the year 1980s by European Markets. Where the air pressure plays a crucial part in the amount of gas in a vehicle burns and the wear of the suspension, brakes and uneven tire pressure which increase the risk of flat tires and blow outs and also it helps to warn the driver when a tire is significantly under-inflated.
French car-maker Peugeot was the first to make tpms a standard feature in year 2000.In the stages of enforcement for Tire Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation bill, there have been met the final enactment requires that all new vehicles were to be equipped with the tpms system in 2012 and after.
Now that tpms are in regular use, many people have become more concerned with using it while manufacturers have traditionally installed tpms systems and have passed monitoring off to dealers where the market has recently opened up. Therefore tpms systems vary just like any other technology which are constantly improving and updating it and more people need access to these systems and the increased requirement has created a commercial sales market for tpms systems.
Tire pressure monitoring systems play an important role as the following;
- Easy monitoring of the vehicle;
Tpms systems which are internal sensors, are manufactured into the tire while the external sensors can be mounted to the rim, or onto the tire valve but they are more vulnerable to theft, whether the system can be battery operated or and also newer systems utilize electro-magnetic technology to consistently update. These tpms systems utilize sensors to measure each a tire’s pressure whether individually, all or any combination at the same time and report them to the computer which are in other words called tire pressure sensors. These systems can also used to track the tire’s temperatures to sense increased pressure; the limits for these sensors will either be auto-set or in external monitors can be set by the consumer.
- Safety and maintenance
Tpms help to automatically provide the driver with safety, savings on gas, maintenance, tire life and it also help to decrease the emissions from a vehicle. These systems have been in use in industrial size trucks for a long time and help to save the average money for the consumer. The recent commercial market designs are helpful when one require a replacement and also feature military grade batteries where the sensor supports reporting every three seconds. Therefore one should be sure to look for strong aircraft grade aluminum stems to protect their device and not plastic grades which erode.
A tpms also helps to improve the safety of the vehicle and aids drivers in maintaining their vehicle tire pressures. Therefore, properly maintained tires help with vehicle safety, performance and economy. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the United State, has estimated that a high fatalities are caused by tire defects in road accidents while adding to tpms to all vehicles could avoid average yearly victims and spare many injuries every year.