Lear Corp and Transense Cooperate
Automotive supplier Lear Corp. has signed an agreement with Transense Technologies PLC to develop a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that does not require batteries and will comply with US federal regulations. Financial terms have not been disclosed.
UK company Transense Tech, based in Bicester, Oxfordshire, makes sensor systems for the automotive industry. The project will combine its surface acoustic wave tyre pressure monitoring system with Lear’s keyless receiver used in remote car-door openers.
The new system is expected to comply with the US Transportation Recall, Accountability and Documentation Act, which requires all cars and light trucks registered after 1 September 2007, to have tyre pressure monitoring systems.