Technology Features & Specifications
Tire inspection is currently a manual process. The technology automates the process, without stopping the vehicle or removing the tires to inspect the tire tread surface or exposed sidewall. The array of instruments and supporting algorithms is unique.
The key advantage is checking tires can be completed rapidly, with ease and accurately at a very low cost per inspection. Allowing for more regular inspections, improving the standard of tire maintenance at a level of the driver, fleet, the city and nationwide.
The system is very data rich, at a typical gas station over 80,000 tyre pressures, 24m tread depth readings and over 1.6m tire images are collected in a year.
With the introduction of new forms of vehicle ownership and design, the system offers the opportunity to independently check safety critical tires automatically.
The technology is able to check tires on vehicles using the public highway; cars, buses and trucks. It requires a location where vehicles can gain easy access and can simply drive through and have their tires checked. For example gas stations, car parks, QSR’s, fleet depots, ports, etc. In the USA and the EU, there are over 500,000 such locations.
The system is linked to the internet and currently has operational sites in gas stations, fleet depots and car wash in the USA and the EU. Existing customers include major bus and truck fleet operators, tyre manufacturers' and retailers, gas station operators.
The technology delivers a significant range of benefits, both commercial and social; fuel savings, extended tire life and improved safety. Reducing environmental pollution and waste, saving lives by reducing traffic accidents and increasing operational efficiency of fleets.
The data collected records the real-time status of vehicle tires in operation.