Are OEMs “manipulating” TPMS tests?

Campaigning body Transport & Environment (T&E) has published research suggesting original equipment vehicle manufacturers are “again manipulating official tests – this time on safety by adjusting indirect tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) to pass the lab test but failing to perform on the road”.
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Continental truck tyre TPMS now available direct from the factory

Upon its launch in European markets three years ago, Continental’s new tyre pressure monitoring system was only available as a retrofit option. The availability of ContiPressureCheck has now been extended to tyres shipped straight from the factory with sensors already installed. Continental is using the name ‘iTire’ to distinguish these products from standard tyres.
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Tyresure launches VT36 diagnostic tool

Tyresure Limited has added the brand new VT36, an affordable starter TPMS diagnostic tool, to its range. According to the company, the VT36’s low price makes the tool accessible to small and medium size tyre shops and garages entering into the fast growing TPMS market for the first time. Designed for tough tyre shop and garage environments, it is pitched as “ideal TPMS diagnostic starter tool”.
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