We are excited to announce our exclusive tire pressure monitoring sensors, specifically for applications utilizing Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology. Today, those applications would include some of the top Tesla models.
These TPMS sensors are produced by a Tier 1 OEM manufacturer. We are now able to offer the aftermarket genuine product without having to rely on dealerships, high prices, or supply chain delay.
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- Genuine OE replacement sensors
- Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology found in the top Tesla models
- No programming required
- Longer battery life
The concept of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) dates back to the early 1900s, when the first tire pressure gauges were developed. However, it wasn’t until the 1980s that TPMS technology began to emerge.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, TPMS systems started appearing in high-end luxury vehicles, and by the late 1990s, TPMS had become a standard feature in many new vehicles.
In the early 2000s, TPMS technology continued to evolve, with the introduction of new sensor types, such as direct TPMS (dTPMS) and indirect TPMS (iTPMS), and the development of advanced TPMS systems that provided real-time tire pressure information to the driver.
In 2005, the US government passed the TREAD (Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation) Act, which required all new passenger cars and light trucks sold in the US to be equipped with a TPMS system by 2007. This law helped to increase the prevalence of TPMS systems in vehicles and raised awareness of the importance of proper tire pressure maintenance.
Since then, TPMS technology has continued to evolve and improve, with the introduction of new sensors, better battery life, and more advanced display systems that provide real-time tire pressure information to the driver.
The different types of TPMS:
Direct TPMS (dTPMS): This type of TPMS uses sensors that are installed directly in the tire valve stem and measure tire pressure directly. The data is then transmitted wirelessly to the vehicle’s TPMS receiver, which displays the information to the driver.
Indirect TPMS (iTPMS): This type of TPMS uses the ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) sensors in the vehicle to monitor tire pressure indirectly. The ABS sensors measure the speed of each tire as the vehicle is in motion, and the TPMS receiver uses this information to determine if a tire is underinflated.
Hybrid TPMS: This type of TPMS combines the features of both direct and indirect TPMS systems, using sensors that measure tire pressure directly and ABS sensors to provide backup in case of sensor failure.
The TPMS in a Tesla is similar in function to TPMS systems in other vehicles, but there can be differences in terms of technology, features, and design.
For example, some Tesla models use a more advanced TPMS system that displays real-time tire pressure information on the vehicle’s touchscreen display, along with other information such as speed, distance traveled, and fuel economy. This is different from traditional TPMS systems that typically use a dashboard warning light to alert the driver if a tire is underinflated.
Tesla’s TPMS system is also integrated with the vehicle’s navigation and autopilot systems, which can provide additional features such as automatic tire inflation when driving through different climates or elevations.
The TPMS in a Tesla uses sensors installed in each tire that communicate with the vehicle’s computer system to provide real-time tire pressure information. If the pressure in one or more tires drops below a certain level, the TPMS will display a warning on the dashboard and/or provide an audible alert. This alerts the driver to check and inflate the tires as necessary, which can improve handling, stability, and fuel efficiency, and extend the life of the tires.
Walker Products TPMS Sensors are also BLE Bluetooth, BLE stands for Bluetooth Low Energy, which is a wireless communication technology used in various devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, and fitness trackers. BLE is a type of Bluetooth technology that was designed specifically for low-power, short-range communication and is often used for IoT (Internet of Things) devices that need to communicate with a smartphone or other nearby device.
The key difference between regular Bluetooth and BLE is that BLE consumes much less power and is therefore more suitable for devices that run on batteries and need to communicate wirelessly for an extended period of time. BLE devices typically have a range of around 50 meters or less, which is much less than the range of regular Bluetooth devices.
TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) can fail for a variety of reasons, including:
- Sensor battery failure: The sensors in the TPMS use batteries, which can die over time, causing the sensors to stop working and the TPMS to fail.
- Sensor damage: The TPMS sensors can be damaged by impact, corrosion, or road debris, causing the system to fail.
- Receiver failure: The TPMS receiver, which is the component of the system that receives signals from the sensors and communicates with the vehicle’s computer, can also fail.
- Incompatibility with aftermarket tires or wheels: If aftermarket tires or wheels are installed that are not compatible with the TPMS, the system may not work correctly.
- Electrical issues: Wiring problems or other electrical issues can also cause the TPMS to fail.
- Software bugs: The TPMS is integrated with the vehicle’s computer system, and software bugs can cause the system to fail.
It’s important to regularly check the TPMS and address any issues promptly, to ensure that the system is working properly and providing accurate tire pressure information. If a TPMS fails, it should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.