Shrader's "talking tire" monitoring system will not only keep drivers apprised of their tire pressure, it will also provide feedback on the condition of the tire's tread as well as real-time information on road conditions, especially traction. Here's Shrader's quick description of the technology :
The company says that the technology could:The new system features a tyre pressure monitoring sensor (TPMS) that will be mounted inside the tyre, rather than on the valve or wheel rim as with current direct TPMS systems. The sensor will then transmit information wirelessly to the driver via receivers in the wheel housing and the car's engine control unit.
The European Union has required that all new vehicles sold in 2012 have TPMS installed. Hopefully, Shrader Electronics has their website up and running long before then....help motorists significantly reduce their carbon 'tyreprint' as vehicles with properly inflated tyres boast an improved fuel efficiency. In addition, underinflated tyres wear out quicker and need replacing more frequently.
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