Perodua has introduced the GearUp Smart Bluetooth TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) that allows you to keep track of your vehicle’s tyre pressures in real time via the in-car smart device. The Perodua GearUp Smart Bluetooth TPMS is currently offered at an introductory price of RM385 that is valid until 30 June, 2018. Its original retail price is RM430 (in Peninsular Malaysia). GearUp is Perodua’s own aftermarket brand and all its accessories are covered by a 6-month warranty.
The TPMS is made up of four tyre sensors and an in-car smart device. The tyre sensors are screwed on to the tyre valves (in place of the valve caps) and transmit information via Bluetooth to the in-car smart device. The in-car smart device has four lights representing the four tyres of the vehicle. If air pressure in a tyre falls below 8% of the recommended value, the in-car device will light up and sound off an alert beep.
To prevent theft, the each tyre sensor can be locked using the included lock nut spanner. Additionally, the in-car smart device has a built-in motion sensor that puts it in sleep mode when it detects no motion, to save battery. The tyre sensors are powered by coin-cell batteries while the in-car smart device is powered by two AA batteries (all batteries are included in the kit).
“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 Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd Managing Director Dato’ Dr Zahari Husin.
“The Perodua GearUp Smart Bluetooth TPMS is locally developed and manufactured. We at Perodua take pride in championing a home-grown product and in doing so, contributing to the local automotive ecosystem,” added Dato’ Dr Zahari.
“This is the second GearUp product to be released under our Road Safety Campaign initiative which
was launched last October, the first being the Child Seats,” said Dato’ Dr Zahari.
Tyres are the only contact points for the car to the road and improperly inflated tyres affect not only driving safety but fuel consumption as well.
“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 explained.
Further, you 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 also stores the data on the cloud for the viewing of other invited users, such as family members. For instance, a user at home can monitor the information in real time while the vehicle is being driven by a family member.