By Patrick Raleigh ERJ ON-line news editor
Detroit, Michigan-EnTire Solutions LLC-a 50:50 joint venture between Groupe Michelin and TRW Automotive-has won contracts to supply its direct tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) to Honda and Fiat. The device is being fitted on Honda's 2004 Acura MDX luxury sport utility vehicle, and will also feature on a certain new Fiat models in Europe, the JV said 5 Jan.
â€œWe expect fitments to new vehicles to continue to grow. This growth should be accelerated by the availability of new technology that will increase TPM capability while maintaining or reducing costs,â€ said Rich Wolfe, EnTire Solutions chief executive officer, in a press statement.
EnTire Solutions already supplies tyre pressure monitors for several Hyundai and Kia platforms and sensors for a range of General Motors trucks and sport utility vehicles.