Mary has over 20 years experience as the editor of our Malaysian sister magazine, The Tyreman. Based in Kuala Lumpur, she writes articles for us on the Malaysian and other South East Asian markets.
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The right tyre pressure could literally mean the difference between life and death on the road.
Under-inflated tyres affect a vehicle's handling characteristics and sudden tyre damage, especially on highways, could lead to catastrophic accidents. Making sure that your vehicle tyres are at an optimum pressure not only results in better safety, it also means lower fuel costs and longer tyre life. This is where a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) from Fobo could play a vital role.
To address all the drawbacks and limitations of most current TPMS in the aftermarket, Fobo Tyre was conceived and developed for 4-wheel-drive vehicles.
Fobo (For Our Better World) products are available from Salutica Allied Solutions Sdn Bhd, which is a subsidiary of Salutica Berhad. Salutica Allied Solutions is a Malaysian electronics manufacturing company set up in 1990 and headquartered in Ipoh, Perak. The company specialises in consumer and business electronic product development such as Bluetooth stereo headsets, smart watches and precision light guide for optical touchscreen systems.
The Fobo range of products was recently showcased at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2017, which is Malaysia’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive industry, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 23rd to 25th March.
Fobo Tyre is said to be the world’s first all-Bluetooth Smart TPMS designed to monitor the air pressure and temperature of vehicle tyres. It is an advanced wireless TPMS using Bluetooth 4.0 that works directly with Android and iOS devices.
With an intelligent in-car monitoring unit that works on its own or simultaneously with your smartphone, Fobo Tyre monitors up to 350kPa (50psi) and gives you an alert in the absence of a smartphone.
It comes with 4 wireless tyre sensors and 1 wireless in-car unit. Key features include 24-hour tyre monitoring, even when your vehicle’s ignition is switched off.
The Fobo Tyre app could also monitor multiple vehicles, all in one place.
Fobo Share allows authorised family and friends (up to 100 smart phone users) to share usage of your installed Fobo Tyre. They could enjoy the benefits of Fobo Tyre when they drive your car.
The sensors are easy to install, without the need for professional help. Simply follow the on-screen instruction on the Fobo Tire app, screw on the sensors, and they are good to go.
Regarding anti-theft measures, the Fobo Tyre package comes with theft deterrent lock nuts that require a proprietary wrench to lock or unlock the sensors. In addition, each Fobo Tyre is locked to a specific Fobo cloud account, making stolen Fobo Tyre sensors and in-car units unusable.
Users would also be notified by the Fobo Tyre App should any tyre sensor go missing.
The Fobo Ultra is designed for heavy vehicle tyres (up to 1,296kPa or 188psi).
It is an all-Bluetooth TPMS with an intelligent In-Car monitoring unit that works on its own or simultaneously with iOS 7.1/Android 4.3 (or later) devices. Like Fobo Tyre, Fobo Ultra provides 24-hour tyre monitoring, multiple vehicle monitoring, sharing with up to 100 smart devices, easy self-installation and theft deterrent lock nuts.
Fobo Bike is designed for 2- and 3-wheelers.
It shares similar features and technologies with Fobo Tyre, such as 24-hour tyre monitoring, sharing with up to 100 smart phone users, easy self-installation and theft deterrent lock nuts.
It can monitor up to 19 wheels from your smartphone simultaneously via an app.
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