Car makers don’t agree on tyre pressure technology

By Alex Ricciuti

Automotive News Europe / November 15, 2004

Suppliers are preparing for explosive growth of tire-pressure monitoring systems, but expect Europe to be less predictable than the US market.

Rules mandating so-called direct systems in the US by 2006 will drive the North American market. Europe’s growth will be more market-driven and split between direct and cheaper indirect systems, says Alfonso Di Pasquale, sales manager at Northern Ireland-based Schrader, the biggest supplier of tire-pressure monitoring systems.

“I expect some rules in Europe but before they’re…

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