Tyre pressure monitoring specialist TyrePal has launched a CANbus tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) designed for use in buses, commercial vehicles and customised vehicles such as fire engines and ambulances.
The product includes a module that can be connected to the vehicle's CANbus system which allows tyre pressure sensors to interact with the other parts of the vehicle, such as on-board display, control systems and integrated telematics.
The CANbus TPMS alerts the driver if a tyre pressure is falling, is outside pre-set limits, or is overheating, and the tyre data is available on the vehicle network to provide diagnostic messages or additional control.
The system consists of TyrePal sensors that can be fitted inside or outside the tyres and a receiving module that connects to the CANbus, using standard J1939 protocol.
A hand-held reader initially programs the sensors to interact with the module and sets the pressure and temperature thresholds.
Peter Tillotson, business development manager at TyrePal, said: "Having a TPMS drastically improves the safety of a vehicle.
"The technology alerts drivers of punctures or unsafe tyre pressure, two of the main causes of tyre blowouts.
"On top of this, the CANbus module lets the TPMS interact with other equipment on the vehicle’s can-bus, such as auto-inflation or stability control systems."