- Sensata Technologies developed its Intelligent Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to address the market shift towards smarter, connected tires.
- The new Intelligent TPMS helps improve vehicle safety, performance and the driving experience.
- Sensata will launch its first Intelligent TPMS product with a leading vehicle OEM in 2023.
SWINDON, United Kingdom, June 29, 2022 - Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST), today announced it has developed a new Intelligent Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) for vehicle OEMs to help improve vehicle safety and performance.
Sensata’s Intelligent TPM Sensor is designed to be equipped with Bluetooth® low energy wireless technology. Interest in TPMS that is compatible with Bluetooth® wireless technology is on the rise as vehicles become more connected, electrified, and autonomous. While common in consumer applications like speakers and headphones, Bluetooth® wireless technology is relatively new in the TPMS space for vehicle OEMs and is enabled by newer vehicle system architectures that can support the functionality.
Sensata's new Intelligent TPMS leverages its field proven tire pressure monitoring sensors by replacing the ultra high frequency (UHF) radio with low energy wireless technology to enable two-way communication. These new TPMS solutions are available in both clamp-in and snap-in configurations, are optimized for long battery life, and deliver the same pressure, temperature and auto-location capabilities as Sensata’s existing UHF TPMS solutions.
Sensata’s Intelligent TPMS technology helps improve vehicle safety, performance and the driving experience. The technology can enhance advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and augment remote diagnostics support. With Over-the-Air updates, drivers can download new tire-related features and software updates, enhancing their driving experience and avoiding a trip to the shop for service. Bluetooth® wireless technology two-way communication also enables cyber security authentication, which is not possible with traditional one-way UHF, and adds a layer of protection from being hacked.
A leading vehicle maker in North America has selected Sensata’s solution for its electric vehicles. Sensata is planning its custom production in 2023 with plans for a mass market launch of Bluetooth® enabled TPMS in 2024/2025.
“Sensata’s Intelligent TPM Sensor is designed to be equipped with Bluetooth® low energy wireless technology and is the natural evolution of the TPMS solutions Sensata provides today,” says Eric Sorret, Vice President of Automotive at Sensata Technologies. “This business award with a leading vehicle OEM is an exciting first step towards showing the added value Intelligent TPMS can bring to both OEMs and consumers. This solution opens the door to generating new data and insights that can improve vehicle safety, performance, and the overall user experience.”
To learn more about Sensata's Intelligent TPMS solution, please visit www.sensata.com/products/tire-management-solutions-tpms/intelligent-tire-solutions-tpms-sensor.