How Does SmartWave TPMS Work?

  1. The SmartWave Wireless Gateway receiver creates a wireless bubble around a vehicle allowing various sensing technologies to seamlessly interact.
  2. Tire sensors mounted on each wheel measure tire pressure and temperature every 12 seconds and wirelessly transmit tire data every three to five minutes. If a sensor detects a pressure change of 3 PSI, it breaks its regular schedule and transmits tire data immediately.
  3. Industrially designed for the rugged requirements of a commercial vehicle chassis, the wireless gateway can monitor up to 20 wheel positions and is able to handle the most complex commercial and off-highway vehicle configurations.
  4. Real-time tire pressure and temperature information is available to the driver on demand via the SmartWave display. Ranging from a simple warning light to an easy to read and simple to use interactive gauge that provides real-time tire status information, the SmartWave display will alert the driver to a low pressure or high temperature condition before it becomes dangerous.
  5. Trailer tires can also be monitored using a stand alone system and trailer lamp.
  6. SmartWave's universal hand tool acts like an 'electronic billy-club' allowing maintenance personnel to wirelessly 'ping' a tire to measure its real-time tire pressure. The SmartWave maintenance hand tool improves inflation accuracy and reduces diagnostic time in order to keep every tire rolling cost effectively.

This data can then be used to:

  • Alert the driver of a loss of air pressure or of a dangerously high tire temperature
  • Inform the fleet manager of tire-related issues by linking through Telematics systems
  • Provide inflation information to maintenance personnel to ensure optimum operating conditions
  • Reduce overall vehicle operating costs and safety risks