FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Sept. 15) — EnTire Solutions, L.L.C. will increase its direct tire pressure monitoring system presence in North America as the direct TPM supplier for the new 2006 Hyundai Tucson and the 2006 Kia Sportage.
EnTire´s direct TPM system employs a battery-powered pressure sensor mounted on the valve stem inside the wheel. The sensor communicates tire pressure and temperature information to a vehicle-mounted receiver via a radio signal. Two versions of the system exist: a basic and an enhanced system.
The company—a joint venture between Groupe Michelin and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.—launched its first TPM system as standard equipment on the 2004 Acura MDX and currently supplies several US, European, and Asian manufacturers with direct TPM systems.