Bridgestone and Conti in TPMS link

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

Tokyo-Bridgestone Corp. and Continental AG are to jointly develop a new direct sensing tyre-pressure monitoring system for commercial vehicles. The companies aim to start volume production in 2007, said a 22 Sept Bridgestone statement.

The TPMS technology will be based on a batteryless sensor for installation on the inside surface of tyres, said Bridgestone. The system will also feature wheel arch units that pick up pressure and temperature measurements, while also supplying energy to the tyre module.

Bridgestone said it…

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