The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT) issued the approval of technical inspection of GB 26149 Performance requirements and test methods of tire pressure monitoring system for passenger car.
In comparison to the Recommendation GB/T 26149 for TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) issued in 2011, the new GB-Standard 26149 will become compulsory and the tire pressure monitoring range defined will be changed.
The original area of application for vehicle of category M and N will be changed into vehicle of category M1. From 2019 all vehicles newly certified should be installed with TPMS and as of 2020 TPMS must be compulsorily installed in all vehicles in production.
The standardization of TPMS will be beneficial for the safety and energy efficiency of vehicles. In the future TPMS will together with SRS and ABS make up the three standard systems of motor vehicles.
The safety of motor vehicles is becoming an ever bigger concern of the consumers in China and more consumers choose to install after market TPMS, which of course brings the Chinese TPMS market great potential.
Between 2011 and 2016 the growth rate of TPMS in the Chinese market is rapid and much higher than the global market. The market penetration rate of TPMS in the OE market in China is relatively low at the moment, but after the transition period of GB26149 it will increase significantly after 2017.