Method and apparatus for monitoring tires

  • US 20020095980A1
  • Filed: 01/19/2001
  • Published: 07/25/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/08/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle including an arrangement for monitoring tires mounted to the vehicle, at least two of the tires being mated, comprising thermal radiation detecting means arranged external of and apart from the tires for detecting the temperature of the tires, processor means coupled to said thermal radiation detecting means for receiving the detected temperature of the tires and determining whether a difference in thermal radiation is present between the mated tires, and response means coupled to said processor means for responding to the determined difference in thermal radiation between mated pairs of the tires.

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