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TPMS legislation on the horizon

European legislation covering the fitment and testing of TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems) comes into force later this year.

From November 1, EU legislation will require all new Type passenger cars to have a direct TPMS installed, monitoring and alerting the driver to abnormal changes in tyre pressure and, normally, the temperature.

TPMS is seen as one of the most topical and important issues in the automotive industry at this time. The environmental and safety benefits of effective tyre maintenance through TPMS cannot be ignored, experts say.

Optimised fuel consumption and reduced tyre wear are the financial incentives for the end user. TPMS will also deliver road safety benefits for the customer and other road users.