Monday, April 09, 2018

Perodua GearUp Smart Bluetooth TPMS Introduced - Tyre Pressure Monitoring System Accessory For All Perodua Cars

Perodua's GearUp range of accessories for Perodua cars have a new product out - the GearUp Smart Bluetooth TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System). This is an add-on tyre pressure monitoring system for Perodua cars. It works in conjunction with an in-car smart device and a smartphone app (if you want) which allows users to keep track of their vehicle’s tyre pressures. Right now, the Perodua GearUp Smart Bluetooth TPMS is offered at an introductory price of RM385 until 30 June, after which it will be priced at RM430 (Peninsular Malaysia). 

It looks like Perodua's people are hard at work. The Perodua GearUp Smart Bluetooth TPMS is locally developed and manufactured by our local automotive suppliers. The product comprises four individual tyre sensors and an in-car smart device. The tyre sensors, which screw on to the tyre valves in place of the standard valve caps transmit tyre pressure information in real time via Bluetooth to the in-car smart device. It is also theft proof and you would need a special shaped spanner to remove it (provided in the kit).

The in-car smart device has a built-in motion sensor – when it detects no motion, it can go into sleep mode to save the battery's power. The tyre sensors are powered by coin-cell batteries while the in-car smart device is powered by two AA batteries which are all included (both for sensors and for the device) when you purchase the kit (just don't forget it will need replacement eventually).

If the user wants to have even more monitoring capability, the user can download the FOBO Tire mobile app (only 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 also stores the data on cloud for the viewing of other invited users, such as family members. This is useful when the car's user at home wants to monitor the information in real time while the vehicle is being driven by a family member, especially if the driver is someone who doesn't take care of their car or does not know a single thing about car maintenance.

The in-car smart device is quite easy to use. It has four lights representing the four tyres of the vehicle. If the pressure on any of the tyres falls below 8% of the recommended tyre pressure values, a beep will be emitted and the corresponding lights on the in-car smart device will light up. This alerts the driver to which tyres are underinflated and they can either drive over to the nearest tyre shop to get their tyres looked at or change to the spare immediately. 

“We at Perodua take pride in championing a home-grown product and in doing so, contributing to the local automotive ecosystem. With the Perodua GearUp Smart Bluetooth TPMS, Perodua has become the first carmaker in Malaysia to introduce a mobile app-enabled tyre pressure monitoring system as an original accessory ” said Dato’ Dr Zahari Husin, Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd Managing Director ,about the product.

“Tyres are a vehicle’s only points of contact with the road. They affect braking, handling and other
running parameters. As such, they are extremely crucial to a vehicle’s overall safety. With the Perodua GearUp Smart Bluetooth TPMS, users can conveniently keep an eye on their tyres to make sure they stay within the recommended pressures, thereby preserving tyre life, helping to reduce fuel consumption and ensuring the vehicle’s overall safety" Dato' Dr Zahari added.

Dato' Dr. Zahari also mentioned that this was the second GearUp product to be released under our Road Safety Campaign initiative which was launched last October. The first being the GearUp Child Seats which was launched at the announcement of Perodua's 5 year road safety campaign last year.

Lastly, like all Perodua GearUp accessories, there is 6-month warranty on this TPMS product for peace of mind.

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