of the tyre was a significant factor and went a long way to the reason why Mr Hocking lost control.
Recording a conclusion that the four deaths were the result of a road traffic collision, Mr Gittins told the hearing in Ruthin: "The underinflation
of the tyre was a significant factor and went a long way to explain why Mr Hocking lost control.
overloads the tire's shoulders while underloading its center.
In order to evaluate the effectiveness of TPMS in reducing underinflation
in the on-road fleet of passenger vehicles, NHTSA conducted the Tire Pressure Monitoring System Special Study, collecting data from August 2010 through April 2011 .
Standard safety stuff runs to ABS, emergency braking assistance, ESP with traction control, Hill Start Assist and Direct underinflation
detection, using a pressure sensor fitted to each wheel.
The product is installed through the valve stem and protects tires from underinflation
caused by slow leaks or punctures.
causes excessive heat buildup, which leads to premature wear and tire blowouts.
may cause air leakage, resulting in inadequate ventilation and an increased risk of aspiration.
The effect of air loss or underinflation
is primarily an increase in the rolling resistance, while overinflation decreases rolling resistance (ref.
Perhaps the most common failure of general aviation aircraft tires involves underinflation
, allowing tire and tube to spin around the rim and separate the valve stem.
twenty-minute lag time between underinflation
of a tire and the
Although extreme underinflation
can be visually noticeable (if drivers bother to look at all four tires), large amounts of fuel may have already been wasted before underinflation
becomes noticeable: mileage decreases approximately 0.