Both systems have their own advantages. The active sensors in my 2012 CR-V were still working well when they were five years old and had 60,000 miles on them. I did replace the tires, shortly before parting with it, and the tire store offered to replace the batteries for a small fee. If I recall some years back when we first installed those on the Gen 5 Corvettes ( I did the new model training for GM on that car) the engineers estimated a seven year life span on those sensors. They only turn on when the vehicle moved and then only once per minute for a very brief time to report in. GM started using the ABS wheel speed sensors on all their vehicles as some sort of system was going to be required on all cars sold after 2008 or so.Thank goodness the CR-V and our Civic use passive TPMS. The kind with the sensors in the wheel stink. Pricey to replace, hard to switch back and forth to winter wheels, finite lifespan on the batteries. I'll take an ABS based system all day long and twice on Sunday versus a dedicated sensor based system.