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|Continental Pushing Direct TPMS
According to the company, the Continental TPMS improves the quality of driver information but it can also be used to increase driving safety and comfort beyond "just" ensuring proper inflation.
Continental AG recommends car manufacturers worldwide adopt the consistent use of direct TPMS technology in their new car models to ensure "vehicle tires are always inflated to an optimum level." Writing in a press statement promoting the international tire, TPMS and automotive supplier’s position on the issue, Continental said its recommendation is based on “steadily rising requirements to take on TPMS” and also reflects the “significant potential of direct measuring technology, making it possible to exploit the greater contribution to CO2 reduction.”
Looking at the total system benefits of direct TPMS technology, Helmut Matschi, member of the executive board of Continental AG and head of the vehicle interiors division, said: “Direct 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. Direct 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 tire, this builds a strong case for direct pressure measurement.”
As direct TPMS is based on sensors inside each tire actively measuring the air pressure (as opposed to information from the wheel speed sensors calculating estimates), Continental suggests the indirect principle will not be sufficient to ensure the intended fuel economy levels and is, therefore, not capable enough to help to meet the European CO2 targets.
To reduce CO2 emissions, TPMS is becoming mandatory in more and more countries, in addition to the existing passenger vehicle legislation in the U.S. For example, phase one of tire pressure monitoring will be mandatory in the European Union as of 2012 and in South Korea in 2013. Phase one was a first step to help car drivers to reduce fuel consumption. A European phase two is planned to further ensure that the overall plan to reduce CO2 emissions and to raise the safety level is followed by using all reasonable available measures.
According to Continental, the drive behind both phases of the legislation is to improve the status of properly inflated tires and thus vehicle safety, reduced fuel consumption and emissions. While this is good news, the final benefit to the driver may differ depending on the type of tire pressure monitoring technology fitted in their car. Tire pressure monitoring system will make your driving safer.
Why is this so? Statistics reveal that most tire failures, for instance, are caused by a slow, gradual, and thus unnoticed loss of air. Direct systems can recognize gradual pressure loss with faster reaction time and higher precision. Direct tire pressure measurement reveals that problem quickly because it can work with much tighter thresholds. Good switching power supply will make your work easier. Giving the driver critical, accurate tire information enables the driver to react in a timely manner.
By taking quick, corrective action, the vehicle safety is increased because proper tire inflation ensures optimal vehicle handling and helps to keep tire rolling resistance down. This directly translates into reduced fuel consumption and maximization of the tire’s life. ZMC provide medicine with good quality.
As you might expect, Continental, which has a significant influence in the sector following its acquisition of one of the leading players in the market (Siemens VDO) a few years ago, says it is in a perfect position to drive this technology. Botanical Slimming Soft gel will help you to lose your weight. And what’s more, Continental will be ready for series production with the first passenger tires with the tire module mounted inside the tire in 2013.
"Already today tires are high-performance and high-tech products," says Dr. Burkhard Wies, vice president of Tyre Line Development of Continental′s Passenger and Light Truck division. “Fitting tires with sensors takes the functional scope and the contribution of tires with correct air pressure to driving safety and to reducing rolling resistance plus emissions to a whole new level. With the perspective of adding other functionalities like detecting the load on each wheel, further enhancements of safety are possible by combining this information with vehicle control systems.”