Perodua is First Automaker in Malaysia to Introduce Tyre Pressure Monitoring System via Mobile App
Malaysia’s best-selling car brand, Perodua, has always kept its customers in mind with its campaigns promoting safety. Just recently, it launched the GearUp Smart Bluetooth TPMS which monitors tyre pressure in real time via a mobile app.
Four individual tyre sensors are screw onto the tyre valves (in place of the valve caps), and transmit information via Bluetooth to the in-car smart device.
The in-car smart device has four lights that represent the four tyres of the vehicle. Should pressure on any tyre fall below 8% of the recommended value, a beeping sound will be emitted and the corresponding lights on the in-car smart device will light up, alerting the driver of which tyre is underinflated.
The individual tyre sensors can be locked using a lock nut spanner (included) to prevent theft. The in-car smart device has a built-in motion sensor – when it detects no motion, it can go into sleep mode to save battery. The tyre sensors are powered by coin-cell batteries while the in-car smart device is powered by two AA batteries – all batteries are included.
With a 6-month warranty, it is now being offered at an introductory price of RM385 until 30 June, after which it will be priced at RM430 (Peninsular Malaysia).
“With the Perodua GearUp Smart Bluetooth TPMS, Perodua has become the first carmaker in Malaysia to introduce a mobile app-enabled tyre pressure monitoring system as an original accessory,” said Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd Managing Director, Dato’ Dr Zahari Husin.
The app can also store the data on the cloud for viewing by other invited users, such as family members. A user at home can monitor the information in real time while the vehicle is being driven by someone else.
“Tyres are a vehicle’s only points of contact with the road. They affect braking, handling and other running parameters. As such, they are extremely crucial to a vehicle’s overall safety. This is the second GearUp product to be released under our Road Safety Campaign initiative which was launched last October, the first being the Child Seats,” Zahari added.