DETROIT– EnTire Solutions, the joint venture between Michelin and TRW Automotive, has been awarded contracts with Honda and Fiat for its direct tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
Launched at the Tokyo Motor Show in October, EnTire Solutions is now supplying TPMS for the 2004 Acura MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and has also been selected by Fiat to provide advanced TPMS for a range of its upcoming European models. Other customers include several Hyundai, Kia platforms and General Motors.
“It’s a boost for us to be announcing these contract wins so close to the launch of EnTire Solutions, and it reflects the extremely positive response we’ve had so far,” said EnTire Solutions CEO Rich Wolfe. “With Michelin’s expertise in tire systems and TRW’s electronics and integration capabilities, EnTire Solutions is built on a solid technical and operating base.
EnTire Solutions is a TPMS, which 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. Vehicle manufacturers can select from two versions of the product.
For more information, go to TRW Automotive’s Web site: www.trwauto.com.
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