Continental has launched a new universal service tool for tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). The company says that with the VDO TPMS Go device, workshops can not only program all common universal sensors for cars, but also read out nearly every TPMS sensor on the market.
“Our goal is to provide comprehensive support to workshops everywhere. That’s why we’re delighted to be able to offer more options for tire service with the TPMS Go, regardless of whether the workshop wants to join the TPMS world or expand its TPMS options,” said Peter Wagner, Head of the Independent Aftermarket business segment at Continental.
Continental says the TPMS Go can be used to display information such as the TPMS sensor ID, battery status, tyre air temperature and tyre pressure. It has an extensive, built-in database that provides information about TPMS sensors, such as spare part numbers and torques. The database covers all OE sensors worldwide and also the most common universal sensors.
The company says an advantage of the device is the provision of updates and licenses. “Nowadays, a product is characterized by how well it covers the vehicle and sensor database and how often the database is updated,” said Filip Kevilj, TPMS Tools Product Manager at Continental. “The TPMS Go receives monthly database updates, so it always has the latest protocols and information on the vehicle models and sensors.”
Users can perform updates via the WebTPM PC software, and the TPMS Go offers a two-year license for updates to all common and programmable sensor brands.