RICHMOND, B.C. — SmarTire has teamed up with Vansco Electronics to develop a high-sensitivity, weatherproof, controller area network (CAN).
The end result will be a new tire pressure monitoring system targeted towards commercial truck OEMs. It’s expected the new monitoring system will be launched during the first quarter of 2004.
Under the arrangement, Vansco will market the product to its agricultural vehicle customers and to some commercial truck customers, while SmarTire works with the OEMs.
"The development of this innovative product will be the result of extensive industry input," said Erwin Bartz, vice-president of business development of SmarTire. "It will be designed to offer OEM customers the ability to seamlessly integrate SmarTire TPMS into their vehicles while utilizing existing in-vehicle displays. This product will also allow Vansco to effectively introduce TPMS to its receptive base of OEM customers."
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