ERJ staff report (DS)
Birmingham, UK-- A new tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), known as P-eye was launched at the UK Commercial Vehicle Show, Birmingham last week. This patented device makes commercial vehicles safer, and contributes to reducing their fuel consumption, according to the manufacturers.
The unit is a valve-based system, in which a pressure valve triggers a flashing LED when the pressure falls below a pre-set limit. If the pressure is good, then the LED remains off. But when the pressure drops, the LED begins to flash.
The manufacturers say it is battery powered, but the battery only supplies power when the pressure is too low. The pressure can be adjusted in the factory using special tools. The manufacturers also say, "the pressure value can be transmitted wirelessly to a remote location through GPRS."
P-Eye was developed by Lionax, a Chinese technology company, and will be distributed and marketed by the Dutch company, T-Comm Tracking & Tracing B.V. Lionax said the new TPMS P-eye device is packed with technology that required two years of R&D development.
In Europe, the P-Eye product for a 4-wheel vehicle is priced at about GBP20, plus an extra GBP2 for an anti theft device, excluding installation cost.
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Press release from Lionax