Right out Ipoh, a group of inventors and tinkerers need your support. They have developed FOBO Tire, a Bluetooth tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that they claim is the world’s first to work directly with your smartphone, and to get the product into the market, they need funding support.
The makers say FOBO Tire is the first TPMS to use Bluetooth 4.0 to allow it to work directly with your Android or iOS device. The system also comes with an In-Car monitoring unit that works simultaneously with your smart phone to allow you to use the system even if you don’t have your phone with you.
Aside from that, FOBO Tire to comes with many features that you see in most TPM systems. You get around the clock tyre pressure monitoring, there’s an option to pair 20 FOBO Tire sets with one device to allow you to monitor more than one car, you can also pair a FOBO Tire system with up to 100 devices allowing more than one user to monitor the tyre pressure of a particular car.
There’s also a build in theft deterrent — each FOBO Tire system is locked to the specific owner’s FOBO cloud account. This means if anyone steals your FOBO Tire system, its very unlikely for anyone else to be able to use it, unless they know your FOBO cloud account password. In the event that your FOBO Tire system does get nicked, you will also be notified.
While there are many other TPM systems that can pair with your smartphone, the fact that FOBO Tire looks this good and is made in Malaysia makes it an interesting prospect.
The team is looking for US$28,000 to take the project of the ground and at the time of writing, they are 90% there. You can support FOBO Tire on IndieGoGo here.
Thanks for the tip Joshua!