ERJ staff report (LMH)
Hannover, Germany -- Continental will focus on direct tyre pressure measurement systems (TPMS) in order to offer enhanced benefits to vehicle manufacturers, drivers, and the environment, the company said 18 April.
Conti said it recommends to automakers worldwide the consistent use of TPMS in new car models to ensure that tyres are always inflated to an optimum level. The German automotive supplier said that this recommendation is due to â€œsteadily rising requirements to tyre pressure measurement.â€
Helmut Matschi, Head of the Interior division at Continetal AG, said, â€œDirect tire pressure monitoring is a showcase of how many benefits a vehicle manufacturer and driver can harvest when the technology choice is made taking the whole system into account.â€
He added, â€œDirect measuring technology is superior in speed and accuracy on an immediate function level. But when you look at the additional driving safety and comfort that can be created on the system level if using sensors inside the tyre, this builds a strong case for direct pressure measurement.â€
'Direct' tyre pressure monitoring systems are based on a sensor inside each tyre, which Continental says collects â€œfast, accurate readings of the pressure and temperature at any time, any speed and under any road condition.â€
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Press release from Continental