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Joint venture for on-board tyre safety monitor

TYRE monitoring system developer SmarTire Europe has teamed up with Firstdata Focus to include its systems as part of an in-car personal computer package.

The company's tyre pressure monitoring system is the latest feature of Firstdata's system which, it says, 'brings centralised control of in-car information and safety system to both fleet managers and the driver'.

The SmarTire system monitors tyre pressure and temperature continuously via sensors fitted inside each wheel and alerts the driver to impending problems with an audible and visible warning.

The system aims to eliminate the number of accidents caused by tyre problems. According to RAC research, under-inflated tyres contribute to 6% of vehicle accidents.

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