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GT Report Summary

Project ID: 666566

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - GT (Green battery-less Tire Pressure Monitoring System)

Reporting period: 2015-04-01 to 2016-03-31

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

The main objective of the project is the development of a Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), an electronic system in charge of the monitoring of the wheels air pressure, providing a real-time information to the driver. This information is very useful regarding security, but also in terms of gas consumption, and thus in terms of reducing air pollution. In this area Farsens aims to provide a Battery-free TPMS systems.

The main advantage of the Farsens technology in this field is the elimination of the batteries in TPMS systems. Farsens patented technology allows the development of wireless battery-free sensing systems based on UHF (Ultra High Frequency) RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Technology.
The main objective of this project is helping to reduce the usage of batteries in TPMS systems, with the consequent relief for the environment. The importance of this objective is not only environmental, but also economical. The main driver of this product is the cost of the system.

Through the implementation of this Project the following objectives are desired to be accomplished:

-Technical: Develop a fully operative Battery less TPMS solution with all the certifications and permissions to be implemented in all the vehicle platforms that are using standard TPMS solutions now a days
-Market: Achieve a remarkable market share of the whole TPMS market.
-Environmental: Reduce the impact for the environment due to the use of batteries in TPMS systems.
-Economic: Reducing the final cost of the TPMS system through the elimination of batteries.

To cut a long story short, this Project aims to offer an ecologic alternative in TPMS systems, with an outstanding performance and cost comparing to existing solutions.

Moreover, Farsens wants to develop a solution that allows the company to be in a good situation in a growing market, becoming a worldwide reference in TPMS systems as it will be a low cost, ecological, light and with longer life time than existing solutions.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

The work performed so far in the project has achieved remarkable results that are mainly according to the initial planning of the project.

From the technical point of view, a new version of the core product is being developed so that meets the specifications and requirements of the application, both technical and economic. Moreover an enhanced version of the system has been developed and is being tested in real environments.

From the business point of view, in the research of new clients and applications Farsens has come across with a very interesting new potential market using patches that include a TPMS sensor in it instead of using in the valve. This new market can address new markets like heavy duty truck tires, airplane tires and any other big/expensive tires that need a periodic maintenance.

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

Up to date there is already a demonstration of the feasibility of a Battery-free TPMS system, what is itself a progress beyond the state of the art. Moreover, new applications of battery-free sensor systems have come across and new markets can be now addressed. The socio-economic impact is derived from the substitution of batteries in already existing solutions that are now used to monitor pressure and temperature in tires. A twofold environmental impact can be achieved with the substitution of batteries in sensing systems and through an enhancement of the maintenance of consumables such as tires what has a direct impact in the recycling and optimization of usage.

Besides, the socio-economic impact of the project can be also assessed through the job creation in Farsens and their partners that is expected to be increased in the following years thanks to the development of the present project.

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