PLYMOUTH, Mich. (Oct. 12, 2001)— Automotive interior supplier Johnson Controls Inc. said its PSI (Pressure Sensing Information) tire monitoring system will become available on 2002 models of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans, and the Chrysler 300M.
The Plymouth, Mich.-based company said it marks the industry´s first tire pressure monitoring system to be offered in a sport-utility vehicle, and the first direct pressure system on a minivan.
Through sensors mounted in each tire, the system uses radio frequency technology to deliver pressure information to a central receiver located in the vehicle´s overhead console, If a tire becomes under-inflated by a prescribed amount, an audible and visual alert warns the driver.
Johnson Controls said its PSI monitoring system is accurate to within 1 psi and can be integrated with the company´s HomeLinkUniversal Transceiver, an electronic communications device enabling drivers to remotely activate garage doors, entry door locks, home lighting, security systems and other radio frequency convenience products. HomeLink is available on 130 different 2001 model-year vehicles, the company said.