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The European Union is taking another important step towards increasing safety on Europe's roads. Starting with July 2024, the installation of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) will be mandatory for all new registered commercial vehicles. This measure aims to reduce accidents and CO2 emissions as well as environmental pollution. Since July 2022, all newly homologated commercial vehicles in classes M2 and M3, N1 to N3, O3 and O4 have been required to be equipped with tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). As of July 2024, such systems have to be installed in all newly registered vehicles of these classes. 

To ensure that all commercial vehicle workshops are well prepared, ALCAR launched the new and 100% universally applicable ALCAR Sensor HD (Heavy Duty). The new ALCAR Sensor HD is a universal sensor that can be freely programmed for any vehicle model. The universal utility vehicle sensor is not only programmable for all fitments, but can be adjusted flexibly to all wheel dimensions ranging from 17.5 to 24.5 inches with only one product thanks to an innovative design. Mounting takes place directly on the wheel by using a wheel-band developed for extreme loads.


One sensor. One tool. Super simple.

For programming the sensor, ALCAR offers a commercial vehicle upgrade for the existing ALCAR TECH600 tool. This allows programming or even creating a clone of the existing OE sensor. The new ALCAR Sensor HD for commercial vehicles is available at your local ALCAR  dealer now.


The ALCAR TPMS configurator is the perfect support for your TPMS business. The configurator lists all sensor-related information neatly and in detail. You can obtain any kind of sensor number, view car-related relearn procedures and print them out, find service kits and spare valves. Structured, neat and always up-to-date – the ALCAR TPMS configurator.


ALCAR TPMS. In these videos, we show you the entire mounting process of our new ALCAR Sensor HD (Heavy Duty).

Mounting video 

TECH600 video ALCAR 

Image Videos 

Usage of universal sensors (HD)

When using programmable universal sensors, it is strongly recommended that you clone the initial sensors whenever possible to avoid the relearn process.

Auto Learn –Drive the vehicle at a speed above 30 km/h to relearn the sensors.
Depending on the model, number of axles and tires, the relearn procedure can take some time before the pressures are displayed.

OBDII – Read the sensor IDs with a TPMS compatible scan tool. Turn ignition ON (engine off).
Connect the vehicle's OBD interface to a suitable diagnostic device or a suitable TPMS tool. Transfer the sensor IDs to the ECU.

In order to relearn new sensor IDs to the TPMS retrofit system, please observe the instructions and required procedure of the respective system manufacturer.

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