RICHMOND, British Columbia (Aug. 3, 2001) – SmarTire Systems Inc. said it has begun exporting aftermarket versions of its GenII tire pressure and temperature monitoring systems to Germany, France, Belgium and South Africa.
Richmond-based SmarTire said its GenII, designed for installation on existing vehicles, features technology combining the sensing element and numerous electronic components into a single, highly robust chip.
The system´s transmitter is offered in two versions providing different options for installation inside the tire: 1) a strap-mount design, featuring a quick attachment band; and 2) an adjustable valve-stem-mount type for specific wheel applications.
SmarTire´s in-car display designs include a basic unit designed to provide an early warning of low tire pressure and also a full-function display offering detailed digital readings of tire pressure and temperature information for multiple-wheel positions.
The company said its aftermarket products will be marketed through distributors, dealers and independent tire and automotive retailers.