Safe travels

As one of the world’s leading producers of lighting systems for the commercial vehicle industry, Aspöck Systems understands the importance of transport safety. As it makes a foray into tyre pressure monitoring systems, a focus on safety is still at the forefront.

Safety for both driver and vehicle is the focus of all developments at Aspöck Systems. The next generation of tyre pressure monitoring systems – Aspöck TPMS – not only reduces the risk of accidents, but it also extends the service life of the tyre and significantly minimises fuel costs and CO2 emissions. The timing couldn’t be better as tyre pressure monitoring systems must be implemented as original equipment for vehicle classes O3 and O4 from July 2024, as part of United Nations legislation.

Research shows that low air pressure is the cause of around 90 per cent of all flat tyres and that tyres account for as much as 30 per cent of the fuel consumption of a vehicle. With these figures in mind, operators and fleet managers can quickly understand the huge amounts of resources that can be wasted. By monitoring the tyre pressure – through a communicative group of sensors – companies will begin to get a lot more out of their fleet.

Quick and easy mounting

From customised initial programming with a hand tool, to automatic teach-in of new sensors with the Auto Locate function during retrofitting or repairs, the TPMS can be mounted quickly and easily. The monitoring system is compatible with the Electronic Braking Systems  (EBS) of all well-known producers, which is a major logistical advantage for vehicle manufacturers. With its expertise, Aspöck Systems creates individualised cabling solutions that are specially manufactured to meet customer requirements.

Continuous communication

The sensors are attached to the rim, either to internal valves or to a belt, and enable precise monitoring of tyre pressure and temperature. The Aspöck TPMS is in constant communication with the towing vehicle and warns the driver if a tyre is below its normal pressure or above its normal temperature. A warning signal is then triggered in real time and shown on the display of the towing vehicle. The reliable safety system is in line with UN ECE-R 141 and complies with the European General Safety Regulation (GSR).

Safety-First Aspöck products

Invisible systems, such as the new Aspöck TPMS, are the perfect supplement to the large range of visible solutions such as Ecoled III rear lamp and the position lamps of the Flatpoint IV series.

The design and engineering of the energy-efficient full LED Ecoled III rear lamp are made in Europe. The specifications are worked out in the headquarters in Austria, handled within the Aspöck Group and produced at its largest production site, Aspöck Portugal. The taillight of the Ecoled III goes far beyond the regular installation requirements, with a large homogeneous light surface in Glowing Body Technology.

The Flatpoint IV product family rounds out the safety package with the only legally required light sources that are still missing: A side marker lamp in orange, a tail lamp in red and the position lamp in white. The Light Guide Technology is used in all versions and corresponding light guiding points ensure three-dimensional illumination and a modern lighting design.

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