Our second day of Automechanika live coverage
VDO launched a new TMPS solution (tire pressure monitoring system) at Automechanika 2014 that addresses the EC Regulation no 661/2009, due in force on November 1, 2014. From that date, all M1 category vehicles (passenger cars) have to be equipped with a system for monitoring tire pressure.
At Automechanika 2014, VDO launched its REDI-Sensor, a pre-programmed multi-brand sensor with multiple protocols. The company provides three sensors that cover most of the major automaker brands. The sensors won the Innovation Award for its broad coverage of car brands as well as its positioning inside the tire. It is the first sensor that is put inside the tire instead of in the valve. In this way, the sensor is better protected. Also unique is a separation between the sensor itself and the mounting unit. In this way, the sensor can be reused after the tire is damaged.
According to VDO, the REDI-Sensor has much to offer for the automotive specialist. It will lower storage costs because of a broader coverage, contains OE technology and expertise, is easier to fit and simpler to service.
It enables garages and tire service centres to help their customers comply with the new regulations and offers new turnover opportunities for them.
More on the awards can be found on the Automechanika website.