TPMS vs. Gauges: Transforming Tyre Pressure Monitoring

The Evolution of Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems

Have you noticed how checking the air pressure in your tyres has become so much easier and more convenient lately? That’s all thanks to Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), which have made a remarkable transformation in the automotive industry. With TPMS, we can now monitor and regulate the air pressure in our vehicle’s tyres with ease, without relying on those clunky old tyre pressure gauges. The emergence of this advanced technology not only makes life more convenient, but it also makes us safer and more efficient on the road.

Understanding Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
TPMS is responsible for keeping track of the air pressure in the tyres of your vehicle. There are three components in this system –
1) Sensors, which are fitted either internally or externally on tyres
2) Control unit, which functions as a mediator between the sensors and the driver interface, collecting the data from the sensors and showing it to the driver through the interface
3) Driver interface, which is a device on the car dashboard that gives notifications to the driver

TPMS works by using sensors in each tyre, to send real-time data to the driver through a dashboard display or a mobile app, increasing vehicle safety and performance. e.g.Treel’s intelligent and state-of-the-art tyre protection and management solution
(Wireless Tyre Sensors)

There are two types of TPMS
Internal TPMS
It uses sensors mounted inside each tyre to monitor real-time tyre pressure and provide accurate readings to the driver.
External TPMS
It utilises sensors placed on the external valve stems of tyres to monitor and relay tyre pressure information to the driver.

Overall, TPMS is a game-changer in-car technology, because it makes it so much easier to maintain the right air pressure in your vehicle tyres, prevents tyre-related breakdowns and enhances fuel efficiency.

Advantages of TPMS
Using TPMS instead of a traditional tyre pressure gauge has multiple benefits. Firstly, TPMS gives you real-time information, so you no longer have to guess or manually check your tyre pressure. This saves you time and ensures you always know the condition of your tyres.

Secondly, TPMS improves safety by quickly alerting you to any significant changes in tyre pressure. Underinflated tyres can reduce traction, decrease fuel efficiency, and even cause blowouts at high speeds. With TPMS, you can take proactive measures to address any issues before they turn into potential hazards.

Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) have changed the way we manage our vehicle tyres. Sensors provide real-time data, eliminating the need for pressure gauges. TPMS keeps us safe and drives smarter by ensuring optimal pressure and increasing efficiency on the road.

TPMS can be useful for individuals as well as organisations, offering a range of benefits. Its many advantages like enhanced safety, fuel efficiency, reduced downtime and environmental benefits has made it imperative for individual drivers, automotive companies, fleet owners, insurance companies, emergency services, rental car operators and other players.

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