Michelin Launches Transense CV TPMS
After several years of intensive research and development Michelin’s US R&D department and Honeywell, one of the world’s leading automotive technology suppliers, have announced the launch of the eTire II battery-less TPMS for commercial vehicles. The eTire II system is based on Transense’s surface acoustic wave (‘SAW’) technology, which Michelin licensed in 2001 for in- and on-tyre applications. The news follows intense market speculation about the nature of Michelin’s product release. Some reports even suggested the technology could later be transferred to passenger car tyres.