DaimlerChrysler to Offer SmarTire on Setra Coaches
DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses North America has announced details of plans to have SmarTire Systems Inc. supply tyre pressure and temperature monitoring systems (TPMS) as an optional upgrade on their vehicles.
Both companies have expressed their enthusiasm for the arrangement. Tom Chezem, vice president of new motor coach sales for Daimler Chrysler Commercial Buses North America, stated “Our customers are continually looking for ways to optimise the efficiency of their coaches and the addition of the SmarTire System will provide operators with yet another value added benefit…”
Dave Warkentin, president and CEO of SmarTire, was equally positive, commenting that. “The industry is beginning to recognize the value of the TPMS system and DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses is just one of a number of new prominent customers that we expect to announce in our current fiscal year. We are extremely excited to add the Setra motor coach brand to our growing list of manufacturers that provide SmartWave(TM) TPMS systems to the commercial vehicle market.”
DaimlerChrysler are reportedly initially introducing the SmarTire TMPS system onto the Setra S417 luxury motor coach.