Smart Valve Cap Sensors Can Alert Driver About Car Tire Pressure

Smart Valve Cap Sensors Can Alert Driver About Car Tire Pressure

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Many drivers do not have the habit of frequently checking the car tire pressure, even though it’s a necessary caution. To make things easier for those forgetful drivers, a company from Malaysia developed a sensor that monitors this information. Salutica created Fobo Tire, a bluetooth capable valve cap with tiny sensors that continuously monitor the air pressure.

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To make it to the market, the project turned to crowd funding on Indiegogo, and the campaign has been a huge success. It started last September 1 and goes until October 16, but has already earned 4 times their initial US$28,000 goal.

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The sensors communicate with Bluetooth technology and monitors the car’s tires throughout the day. When the gadget identifies that any of them are flat or deflated, it sends a notification to the user’s smartphone or a receiver that should be positioned inside the car. As Bluetooth does not consume much energy, the batteries of the sensors can last up to two years without being replaced.

Now, developers are thinking of a way to make them theft proof. After all, it would be very simple to just pull them out of the tires. According to the creators, they only work with a particular device you pair it with, but even so, a lock that could only be removed with a special key would be safer for the customers.

[Image Source: FOBO]