Sensata Technologies Creates New Bluetooth Low Energy Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems for Automotive OEMs

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Sensata Technologies
Published on
June 29, 2022

Sensata Technologies announced today the development of a new Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) for vehicle OEMs to improve vehicle safety and performance.

As vehicles become more connected, electrified, and autonomous, interest in BLE TPMS is increasing. While Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is common in consumer applications such as speakers and headphones, it is relatively new in the TPMS space for vehicle OEMs, made possible by newer vehicle system architectures that can support BLE functionality.

Sensata's new Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) TPMS leverages its field-proven tyre pressure monitoring sensors by replacing the ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio with a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio to enable two-way communication. These new BLE TPMS solutions, which are available in clamp-in and snap-in configurations and offer the same pressure, temperature, and auto-location capabilities as Sensata's existing UHF TPMS solutions, are optimised for long battery life.

BLE TPMS technology contributes to increased vehicle safety, performance, and driving enjoyment. The technology has the potential to improve advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and supplement remote diagnostics support. Drivers can download new tyre-related features and software updates via Over-the-Air updates, improving their driving experience and avoiding a trip to the shop for service. BLE two-way communication also allows for cyber security authentication, which is not possible with traditional one-way UHF, and adds an extra layer of security against hacking.

Sensata's solution has been chosen by a leading North American vehicle manufacturer for its electric vehicles, and production will begin in the first half of 2023.

"BLE TPMS is the natural evolution of the TPMS solutions Sensata provides today," says Erich 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 BLE TPMS can bring to both OEMs and consumers. BLE TPMS 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 BLE TPMS solution, please visit www2.sensata.com/ble-tpms


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