ERJ staff report (DS)
Auburn Hills, Michigan -- VW's latest Passat model uses BorgWarner's Beru Systems direct-measuring tyre pressure monitoring system. Featuring a new slim design, the third generation TPMS is standard equipment in production models sold in the US and is available as an option in Europe. Beginning in 2014, tyre pressure monitoring systems will become mandatory on new vehicles throughout the European Union.
BorgWarner Beru Systems third generation TPMS consists of a compact control unit with an integrated antenna and four wheel electronic units. The system measures the central pressure and temperature of each tyre. TPMS detects the position of each wheel by detecting the strength of the signal from each unit, and informs the driver of a deviation of as little as 0.2 bar from the specified tyre pressure. The company describes the latest TPMS as a Tire Safety System (TSS).
"Our TSS measures pressure and temperature at each wheel, alerting the driver to gradual or sudden loss of pressure and identifying the affected tyre, all from the dashboard display," said Brady Ericson, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Beru Systems and Emission Systems.
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Press release from Borg Warner - Beru