A number of auto makers in the U.K. are critical of the European Union’s decision to make tire-pressure-monitoring systems mandatory by 2014. But Schrader Electronics Ltd., a subsidiary of Tomkins plc that manufactures the device, supports the measure. Schrader says criticism is focused on the idea TPMS is an unnecessary piece of technology and one for which some motorists have suggested they would rather not pay. “The rationale advanced from some quarters is that a driver should take ...

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