Sensata Technologies has announced its tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) have been selected by multiple commercial tractor and trailer manufacturers to meet new and emerging vehicle standards and regulations worldwide.
The need for TPMS on commercial tractors and trailers is on the rise as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel efficiency standards in the US approach their respective deadlines.
Specifically designed for the commercial vehicle market, Sensata’s TPMS solution is a complete system consisting of wireless sensors, receivers, and an electronic control unit (ECU) that communicates with the vehicle over the controller area network bus (CAN bus). The system provides tire pressure and temperature monitoring that meets regional legislation requirements and helps to reduce roadside tire events, automate tire checks, improve tire life, and increase vehicle fuel economy. A auto-location function enables the automated identification of the sensor’s position on the vehicle which reduces the need for additional tools and time required to program sensors during tire changes and maintenance for commercial vehicle operators.
Examples of additional functions include tire fill assist and low-latency tire burst detection, which enables suspension setting adjustments that stabilize the vehicle during tire blow-out emergencies. Sensata can further customize the system to integrate signals from other wireless sensors and provides options to enable a secure, high-speed wireless truck-to-trailer link.