A San Francisco-based start-up has created the CycleAT tire pressure monitoring system. This device is specially designed to continuously monitor air pressure in both bicycle and motorbike tires and relaying that information to the rider's smartphone in real time. This kind of technology is fairly common in cars but is relatively new in two-wheelers.
The CycleAT tire pressure monitoring system includes a pair of sensor units, one for each wheel. These units house sensors that measure air pressure as well as temperature, wheel rotation and wheel orientation. They are fitted with lithium-ion batteries that offer up to 100 hours of use on a full charge.
Data from the sensors is relayed via Bluetooth Low Energy to an app on the user's smartphone. This allows riders to check air pressure and temperature as well as speed and wheel alignment.