Why has tire pressure monitoring become a compulsory national standard? Look at the car!
On September 27, 2016, the National Automobile Standardization Technical Committee of Automobile Electronics and Electromagnetic Compatibility Substandard Committee held a review meeting in Beijing, and passed the Performance Requirements and Test Methods of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System for Passenger Wheels, which means that the Tire Pressure Monitoring System will become the standard configuration of all new cars. Whether it's the beggar version or the flagship version, the tire pressure monitoring system should be equipped.
Statistics show that 40% of traffic accidents in China are caused by tire failures, and more than 70% of these tire accidents are caused by tire bursts. If the speed is 140 km/h or above, the accident mortality caused by tire burst is 100%. Seeing this data, Xiaobian expressed surprise.
In addition, statistics show that if the tire pressure of passenger cars is kept normal, China can save more than 1 million tons of fuel consumption per year and 7.6 billion yuan of fuel cost.
So let's first understand what tyre pressure monitoring is?
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) for short. It is a monitoring system used to monitor tire pressure in real time and warn when abnormal tire pressure occurs. It is an important configuration of vehicle safety.
With the improvement of living standards, people have higher and higher requirements for vehicle configuration. Safety airbags and ABS have become entry-level configurations for people to buy and choose cars. But many people tend to be blind in tire pressure monitoring. In fact, a car has no airbag, no ABS configuration, as long as careful driving may not cause accidents. But any car with unsafe tires is dangerous. From this point of view, it is entirely reasonable for tire pressure monitoring to enter the national compulsory standard.
Today, when ESP is blown to the skies, its costs are artificially magnified. Of course, this kind of equipment must be installed in the original factory. On the contrary, it is much easier to achieve tire pressure monitoring. Both the original factory built-in and its own DIY external. That is to say, if your car does not have tire pressure monitoring, it can be achieved by adding. Seeing the news, Xiaobian breathed a sigh of relief and did not need to change cars for the time being.
So what is the significance of the introduction of compulsory standards for tire pressure monitoring for all parties?
For car owners: our vehicles have a very important security configuration, no matter what configuration, can have a security guarantee.
For automobile enterprises, mandatory tire pressure monitoring system means that they have to bear more costs. Will it directly affect the price of a new car? We believe that we will wait and see, after all, the cost of tire pressure monitoring system is still very low relative to the price of the whole car. At present, the rear tire pressure monitoring system in the market can be basically completed for several hundred yuan. If the front tire is purchased on a large scale, the cost will be much lower.
For the tire pressure monitoring system manufacturers: because, once TPMS has become a new vehicle standard, all car companies need to improve the purchase volume, sales will rise significantly. Because, due to the neglect of domestic consumers, most vehicles do not have this configuration.
So in addition to tire pressure monitoring, and see which configurations are mandatory in foreign countries, you may also wish to refer to when buying a car.
1. Day and Night Lights
Since February 7, 2011, the EU has stipulated that passenger cars produced and sold in China must be equipped with daytime traffic lights. Overseas data show that turning on daytime traffic lights can reduce 12.4% of vehicle accidents and 26.4% of car accident deaths.
2. High Brake Lamp
Since 1986, the United States has mandated all vehicles sold in its territory to be equipped with high brake lights.
3. Body Stability System
Starting in September 2011, vehicles weighing less than 4.5 metric tons in the United States and Canada have been mandatory to have ESP systems. Since November 1, 2014, the European Union has also required that all new cars sold must be equipped with ESP.
4. Side airbag
Since 2013, the United States has required all vehicles sold in the United States to install side airbags. Research shows that if a car with air bag device has a head-on collision, the death rate of large car drivers can be reduced by 30%, that of medium car drivers can be reduced by 11%, and that of small car drivers can be reduced by 20%.
5. AUTOMATIC BRAKE ASSISTANT SYSTEM
In Europe, if there is no system, the car will not get E-NCAP five-star safety certification. The European Union is also stipulating that new cars should be equipped with AEB when they leave the factory. At present, AEB system only appears in a few high-end models in China, many consumers have not even heard of it.
6. Automatic Emergency Call System
The EU plans to equip all light vehicles sold in EU countries with eCall system in 2009. The new regulations require that all light vehicles sold in the European market must be equipped with eCall system by March 31, 2018.
7. Reversing Image System
The United States requires all light vehicles produced after May 1, 2018 to have rear-view
8. Escape function of reserve compartment
At present, all models sold in the U.S. market need to be equipped with emergency escape switches in the backup compartment.
Finally, take a look at the content of the mandatory tire pressure monitoring standards adopted