TyrePal launches TPMS CANbus system
TyrePal has launched its latest product, the CANbus tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The technology is specifically designed for use in buses, commercial vehicles and customised vehicles such as fire engines and ambulances.
The latest product includes a module that can be connected to the vehicle’s CANbus system. This allows tyre pressure sensors to interact with the other parts of the vehicle, such as on-board display, control systems and integrated telematics.
The TyrePal 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 handheld reader initially programs the sensors to interact with the module and sets the pressure and temperature thresholds.
“Having a TPMS drastically improves the safety of a vehicle,” explains Peter Tillotson, business development manager at TyrePal. “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.”