Posted on: October 24th, 2015 by


In this article we will cover the new automatic measurements of pressure and tire pressure monitoring systems, and how this is already becoming an international trend.

Safety, durability, performance and economy, these are some of the reasons to constantly monitor the temperature and the pressure of car tires, trucks, motorcycles and buses.

In 2000, Firestone was a major supplier of tires for Ford. The Pick-up Explorer, a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) to the taste of Americans, began to show sudden bursts of tires during long journeys, causing accidents and even killing people. Analysis confirmed projects errors in the tires, causing excessive increase of temperature and pressure.

The importance of a tire pressure sensor

If these variations in pressure and temperature were detected in advance, telling the driver, accidents would have been avoided and lives would have been saved. Since then, the United States created a law in which the pressure and temperature monitoring systems should be implemented in tires to warn in advance the occurrence of problems. In this law, from 2006, 20% of vehicles leave the factory have already implemented this system. In 2007 will be 70% of the vehicles, reaching 100% in 2008. The European Union follows the same trend.


Incorrect tire pressure can compromise the stability of the vehicle, its maneuverability and its braking capacity.

Other important advantages of tire pressure sensor

But beyond protection against accidents, detect if the tires are under pressure below (or above) recommended by the vehicle manufacturer means savings. Only in the US market, research indicates that 32% of vehicles run on tires inflated below 30% of the recommended pressure. There is no relevant research in the market, but simply guide the city watching the cars ahead of us to realize that these figures are not very different.

Understand it better.

TPMS is a warning system indicating to the driver when a tire is significantly under pressure and its temperature change. The product is well known in the US, Europe and Asia being considered an essential thing.

Taking driver safety as a primary concern, laws ensure that all new passenger cars, passenger vehicles of various purposes, trucks and buses weighing up to 10,000 pounds in the United States are equipped with a system pressure monitoring tire, an alert system that indicates to the driver when a tire is not inflated properly. Following a deployment schedule, the US market completely obeyed the new rule with the model year 2008 and now the tire pressure monitoring system are standard on all cars in the United States.

Easy and comprehensible.

The TPMS unit is easily installed by simply placing sensors inside the tires, these are going to read pressure and temperature, and a transmission of information via wireless network information is displayed on the device’s display in real time.

Its benefits, among others, are:

  • Easy device installation
  • Contributes to tire life by 30%
  • Helps in reducing fuel consumption
  • Assists in reducing the risk of leaks in the tires, avoiding having to go to places to track such information.
  • Helps in preventing accidents with specified tire pressure
  • Rapid return on investment.


In addition to ensuring user safety, save fuel and tires, the TPMS tend to become a market reference. Its standardization and further implementation in standard on all cars to be produced is inevitable, as well as other advances in the automotive industry that until recently seemed only thing of luxury cars. The onboard electronics in conjunction with wireless systems allows technological solutions like this to propagate at the speed of light. See more:


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