SmarTire OE Option on US Ambulances
Medtec Ambulance Corporation, an Oshkosh Truck Corporation company, is to include the SmarTire active tyre pressure monitoring system as an option for new and existing ambulance vehicles. Medtec is a leading North American manufacturer of custom ambulances and is the second Oshkosh Truck Corporation company to offer SmarTire products. The first was Pierce Manufacturing Inc., North America’s leading manufacturer of fire and safety apparatus.
The SmarTire active tire pressure and temperature monitoring system improves vehicle safety and performance by providing drivers real-time tyre information while their vehicles are in motion. At a push of a button, the SmarTire system displays each tyre’s temperature and pressure deviation. If the system detects a loss of air pressure or abnormally high tyre temperature, a bright warning light automatically alerts the driver to the condition.
Dave Warkentin, vice president of sales and marketing of SmarTire, said, “The SmarTire system will make emergency vehicles safer for both the patient being transported and the crew while improving operating efficiencies through improved tyre performance. We welcome the opportunity to introduce tyre pressure monitoring to the ambulance sector.”