Published on : Sep 13, 2013
Schrader International, a provider of sensing and valve solutions globally, announced that it had bagged a Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) contract from Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Indian automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. Mahindra Reva is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of electric vehicles globally.
Besides providing the TPMS technology to e20, Mahindra Reva\'s electric vehicle, Schrader will also offer its “snap-in” advanced valve sensor. The e20, integrated with these features, will likely hit European markets in 2014.
Schrader, a company that supplies its technological expertise to electric cars produced by automobile majors worldwide, views the Indian market as being high on growth potential. As part of the contract for Mahindra Reva, Schrader will incorporate an electronic pressure-sensing system in conjunction with an advanced “snap-in” rubber tire valve. The TPMS technology is based on embedded electronic sensors that enable vehicle owners and drivers to monitor vehicle tire pressure remotely. The temperature and pressure data from each wheel is directly transmitted in real time to the vehicle\'s instrument panel.
Schrader\'s patented technology has afforded quick and easy wheel rim assembly, and Mahindra Reva hopes to benefit from this.
Ever since TPMS became mandatory in all passenger vehicles and light trucks in the United States in late 2007, data showed an increase in vehicle fuel savings and a decline in tire-linked vehicle accidents. This also encouraged South Korea and Europe to bring TPMS legislation into force, expected to be entirely implemented by 2014. Market experts expect other major countries in Asia-Pacific to follow suit, making TPMS a global safety feature.