CHICAGO BUSES GO TYRE-CONSCIOUS

This article describes how the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is using a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) technology to enhance safety for its bus fleet. Some 265 new buses will be fitted with new controller area network SAE J1939 chassis-mounted receivers and high-pressure sensors. These sensors are mounted inside the tire and measure air pressure and temperature and transmit the data to an on-board receiver. The article relates that maintaining correct tire pressure is the most important factor in safe and efficient vehicle operation. The article also describes U.S. legislation aimed at reducing tire failure.

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    • May/June 2005
  • Corporate Authors:

    Route One Publishing Limited

    Horizon House, Azalea Drive
    Swanley, Kent  United Kingdom  BR8 8JR
  • Publication Date: 2005-5

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01006976
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 7:34AM