EU backs 'weaker' tyre pressure monitoring standard

Member states and European Commission officials have backed a proposed time limit for systems reporting underinflated tyres that green group T&E says will allow cars to be fitted with inefficient tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).

T&E had called for a stricter limit that would have made it harder for manufacturers to use the so-called indirect TPMS. The green group says direct TPMS, which have pressure sensors inside each tyre, are safer and more fuel efficient.

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