LOUISVILLE, Ky. — WABCO Holdings Inc. is making its new IVTM integrated monitoring of tire pressure on trucks, trailers and buses technology available in the North American market.
WABCO’s new Integrated Vehicle Tire Pressure Monitoring (IVTM) system provides drivers with real-time tire pressure information. By using IVTM, customers can maintain tire inflation at an optimum level that can reduce fuel consumption up to 2%, the company claims.
WABCO also claims using its IVTM system also helps increase the lifetime of tires up to 20%. fits all wheel sizes and all types of light, medium and heavy duty commercial vehicles with up to 20 wheels.
IVTM improves vehicle safety, WABCO officials explained, as correct tire inflation enables better road handling and shorter braking distance. It also detects slow leaks which contribute to heat build-up, the cause of the majority of tire failures.
WABCO’s IVTM system uses external wheel-mounted sensors to constantly measure tire pressure and wirelessly transmit this information to an electronic control unit (ECU). The ECU alerts the driver to tire pressure changes either through the factory-installed dashboard display or via an easily mounted dedicated display.
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