Automobile tyre pressure is critical to safety - a recent NHTSA study found that tyres under-inflated by more than 25% are three times more likely to be involved in an accident related to tyre problems. In addition, an under-inflated tyre increases fuel cost by up to 4% and reduces tyre life by 30% by comparison with correctly inflated tyres. So TPMS make a major contribution to safety and economy as well as minimising carbon footprint. From 2014 factory fitted TPMS technology will be mandatory for new cars in Europe, with China, Japan and Russia expected to follow in the near future.
Driver safety is of paramount importance and ASICs are now core to motorist aids, monitoring variables such as coolant and oil levels, vehicle speed, light outages and crank and throttle positions. By giving real time accurate information SWINDON ASICs are a major contributor to safety, enabling the driver to be fully aware of all aspects of the vehicle’s performance.