Patent Number: 6,445,287

Title: Tire inflation assistance monitoring system

A vehicular tire inflation monitoring system is provided for a vehicle thatincludes at least one tire inflation indicator assembly, visible oraudible exterior of the vehicle or experienced by tactile feedback,preferably positioned at a vehicle portion outside the interior cabin ofthe vehicle, such as at an exterior rearview mirror assembly. The at leastone tire inflation indicator assembly provides an indication of theinflation condition of at least one of the vehicle tires. The tireinflation monitoring system includes a control receiving at least oneinput from at least one tire pressure sensor sensing pressure of at leastone vehicle tire. The control produces an output to illuminate the atleast one tire inflation indicator assembly or cause it to make a soundaudible outside the interior cabin of the vehicle and indicative of a tirepressure condition.

Inventors: Schofield; Kenneth (Holland, MI), Lynam; Niall R. (Holland, MI)


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Expiration Date: 09/03/2014