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Continental Automotive Systems, Interior Division, Body and Security

Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Localization on Synchronized Emissions (LocSync)

Regulators require a low tire pressure indicator but until now showing the pressure of individual tires required additional sensors and was typically a premium feature. Using a clever software solution Continental's LocSync has changed that game, allowing OEMs to implement premium functions on standard systems.

The LocSync software tracks the differential slip of wheels in normal driving using existing vehicle sensors. It can then correlate sensor output to to associate individual valve stem pressure sensors to the correct wheel location. Continental's LocSync system is standard on the 2012 Chrysler Dodge Dart and 2011 Hyundai Sante Fe, and will launch on vehicles of multiple North American, Asian and European brands over the coming two years, allowing them to offer premium functionality on entry-level vehicles.