Engineering student develops automatic tyre pressure testing system

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Daniel Lang, an 18-year-old first-year student in
mechanical engineering at Drexel University,
Philadelphia, has developed a method by which motorists can measure tyre pressure at the fuel pump
automatically, according to a Drexel press release.

The system consists of a metal strip
which, when installed parallel to gas pumps, allows motorists to align
their tyres on treadles composed of strain gauges. It is capable of
determining whether all four tyres are properly inflated based on the
strain certain areas of each…

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