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perodua expands gearup catalogue with bluetooth tyre pressure monitoring system

Perodua expands GearUp catalogue with Bluetooth tyre-pressure monitoring system

Locally made, official accessory and mobile-based with an introductory price of RM385

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Dinesh Appavu

9 Apr 2018

Perodua has introduced the latest addition to its GearUp catalogue of official accessories with a Bluetooth type-pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that allows users to monitor and be alerted in real-time if the tyre pressure drops from in the car or via a downloadable mobile app.

The system will be available at an introductory price of RM385 until 30 June, after which it will be priced at RM430 for Peninsular Malaysia and being an official product, it comes with a six-month warranty.

Perodua is the first carmaker in Malaysia to introduce a mobile app-enabled tyre pressure monitoring system as an original accessory that is also locally developed and manufactured because the brand believes in championing a home-grown product and contributing to the local automotive industry.

Four individual tyre sensors and an in-car smart device make up the package. The sensors are screwed onto the tyre valves in place of the caps and transmit the information to the in-car device via Bluetooth. Instead of a screen, the in-car device has four lights representing the four tyres  and if the pressure on any of the tyres falls below eight per cent of the recommended value, a beep will sound and the corresponding light on the device will light up.

Users can also download the FOBO Tire mobile app (available for iOS 7.1 and Android 4.3 and above) and get real-time data on the vehicle’s tyre pressures and tyre temperatures via Bluetooth. The app utilises cloud storage for the viewing of other invited users to view in real-time.

If you’re thinking that the sensor on the tyre valves will be easy pickings for thieves, Perodua includes a lock nut spanner. Furthermore, the in-car device has a built-in motion sensor that will put it in sleep mode when no motion is detected to conserve battery life. The sensors use coin-cell batteries while the in-car device is powered by two AA batteries; all included.