The GT project by Farsens aims to develop an advanced wireless solution to meet future requirements of the automobile market.
Farsens, a CEIT-IK4 spin-off, has developed a wireless and batteryless solution for tire-pressure monitoring in vehicles in response to a real market need. All new vehicle models in the United States are required to incorporate a tire-pressure monitoring system, which warns drivers of any anomalies in pressure, as it is known that correctly inflated tires improve safety when braking as well as fuel consumption.
Farsens’ Green Tire Pressure Monitoring System (GT) project aims to advance a technology that is already in the market. The main innovation of their design is the elimination of the batteries in the sensors that are located on each of a vehicle’s wheels. The goal of the project is to develop batteryless sensors that perform as well as battery-powered sensors do and to provide the additional benefits that come from batteryless operation, namely a decrease in pollution, a reduction in costs, and a reduction in product weight, among other things.
Farsens is collaborating on the development of their GT project with PREMO, a global leader in the manufacture of inductive components, one of the three biggest Spanish exporters of electronic components, and an international reference for low frequency RFID antennas. Wireless and batteryless sensors have innumerable applications and a high added value, features that the ambitious GT project also hopes to achieve.
Farsens specialises in wireless sensor networks, developing and commercialising their use as part of advanced solutions in non-conventional settings. From its beginnings, Farsens’ focus has been to bring disruptive technology to the marketplace in collaboration with partners like CEIT-IK4.
Farsens was recently chosen as a funding recipient in the Phase 2 category of the ambitious SME Instrument, a component of the EU’s Horizon2020 framework. The SME Instrument is dedicated to supporting all types of innovative small and medium enterprises along their path to growth, development and internationalisation.
The projects that have been deemed as outstanding by the EU’s rigorous selection process receive financial backing via access to various funding sources as well as strategic support in the form of specialised business coaching.