TRW Unveils its Next Generation Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Like the current generation TPMS sensors, this new Hybrid TPMS sensor uses four basic wheel-mounted direct TPMS sensors to measure the pressure and temperature of the air inside a tire. What the Hybrid system then does is combine the data gathered from the wheel-mounted direct TPMS sensors and combines it with the wheel speed data from a vehicles ABS or electronic stability control (ESC) system. What results is an auto-location function which informs the driver which tire(s) may have low pressure.
The combination of data from the TPMS sensors and the vehicle’s ABS/ESC sensors is sent to the Hybrid System Receiver mounted in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
– Has the advantage of a premium auto-location system
– Eliminates the need for additional electronics to locate sensor positions
– Housing and installation costs are reduced since the receiver is located inside the vehicle, therefore making the Hybrid TPMS System the most affordable auto-located system yet.
– Comparable accuracy at a lower cost
– Best technical solution for both tire safety, reduces CO2 emissions, and improves fuel consumption
TRW Automotive Holdings expects that its Hybrid TPMS System will be ready for production by 2013.