States aiming to weaken EU tyre pressure rules

Germany and Sweden are among a group of member states trying to weaken the implementation of EU rules requiring that all new cars are fitted with tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) from 2012, green transport group T&E said on Monday.

The TPMS requirement was agreed in February as part of a revision of EU vehicle type approval rules. The precise details are due to be adopted in technical specifications currently being developed by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

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