TPMS is effective in combatting under-Inflation – NHTSA

ERJ staff report (DS)

Washington DC – In a 58-page report, the United States-based organisation NHTSA concludes that tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are effective in combatting under-inflation of tyres.

In a survey, the organisation studied tyre pressure in over 6000 vehicles. Of those without a TPMS, 23 percent had at least one tyre showing an under-inflation of 25 percent or more. In those fitted with a TPMS, the figure fell to 11.8 percent.

NHTSA said, “Based on these results, the presence
of TPMS on…

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