Wabco announces it is partnering with Huf Electronics Bretten to develop Wabco’s next generation tire pressure monitoring system for trucks, buses and trailers.
Huf Electronics Bretten is a leader in providing tire pressure monitoring equipment to the automotive industry, and Wabco says its new system will be available to OEMs and in the aftermarket in the second half of 2014.
Building on its industry-leading IVTM system, Wabco says it expects to offer its customers a choice of internally or externally mounted tire sensors or a mix of both types of sensors on new commercial vehicles. In the new system, Wabco says it will leverage the additional tire temperature monitoring capability of the innovative internal sensor technology from Huf Electronics Bretten based on their track record of more than 20 years.
“Wabco is committed to continue to pioneer the industry’s breakthrough technologies for tire pressure monitoring in commercial vehicles, and we will further show our technology leadership by offering a unique choice of internal and external tire sensors,” says Bodo Klein, Wabco vice president, vehicle dynamics and control systems. “Wabco strives to deliver a world of difference through innovations that enable vehicle makers and aftermarket customers to benefit from Wabco’s newest advancements in vehicle safety and efficiency.”
In addition, Wabco says it new system will be able to be adopted worldwide and will fit any commercial vehicle rim size, including those for off-road vehicles.