Tires Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Why do we need TPMS?
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) helps to track the air pressure in the tires and in some cases air temperature as well. It switches ON a TPMS warning light on the vehicle dashboard when the air pressure falls 25% below manufacturer’s recommended cold tire pressure. This feature minimizes the risk of tire related accidents and improves the fuel economy by helping maintain the optimum tire pressure.
Types of TPMS
There are two kinds of TPMS systems currently in common use.
Direct TPMS: In this approach the TPMS sensor is mounted in the wheel and transmits the signal wirelessly to the car’s computer system. It triggers the TPMS light on the dashboard in case of low tire pressure.
Indirect TPMS: Indirect TPMS is dependent on the car’s Antilock Braking System (ABS), where it tracks the wheel rotation. When the tire pressure is low in any tire, it will rotate at a different speed than the other tires. ABS sensors detect this change and triggers the TPMS light on the dashboard.
Standard TPMS and need for a better system
Now you know what a standard TPMS system does and how it functions. Pretty simple right? Though the concept is simple and often overlooked by consumers, tires are the only physical component of the car that makes direct contact with the ground. Therefore, tires play an important role in governing the behavior of a moving vehicle. Ever since Carl Benz introduced pneumatic tires in 1888, tires have not seen much advancement in terms of providing useful data other than air pressure and temperature reported by TPMS. What if we could get real-time tire dynamics data coming directly from the tire? Such data can provide a plethora of information to understand and improve the vehicle’s performance and safety altogether. Such an advanced TPMS system is the need for today’s auto industry. Cerebrum's tire-mounted sensor technology has entered the market as a solution to deliver never-before-seen advanced analytics.
With advanced sensors and algorithms studying tire dynamics in real-time, Cerebrum sensors act as the brain for your tires. This wireless technology takes road safety to the level never experienced before. Explore the power of cerebrum sensor with the user-friendly mobile application to track tire information such as real-time tire rubber thickness, load on tire, tire alignment off detection, rubber temperature and air pressure.