Tyresure Helping to Make the School Run Safer
Tyre safety firm Tyresure has announced its latest technical partnership. The Leicester based company’s sells the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System has been selected for OE fitment in the new Iovan minibus, the vehicle jointly developed by Brecon Coachworks, Swansea University and Irisbus Iveco (UK), and promoted as the UK’s safest minibus.
Every aspect of this new-generation Minibus has been scrutinised to improve safety, comments Tyresure, resulting in over 30 significant improvements being made. Tyresure has supplied its six-wheel monitoring system to allow drivers to keep an eye on all tyre pressures through receiving instantaneous readings on a clear display screen. The driver is alerted should tyre pressure drop even by 1 PSI, ensuring motoring under the safest possible conditions.
“We were delighted to be involved with the Iovan project,” said Tyresure UK managing director, Ian Smith. “Tyresure was designed principally to save lives. Blowouts due to incorrectly inflated tyres are a major cause of road traffic accidents in the UK. Our TPMS systems allow the driver to concentrate on what they’re doing, whilst the precision sensors constantly monitor what’s happening in terms of pressure and temperature and relay that information back to the dashboard. If pressure falls below a preset level, it will even send an audible warning to the driver to alert them. We’re proud to be doing our bit to make the school run safer.”
In addition to the addition of the Tyresure system, the Iovan also sports full seat belts throughout, roll cage and safety cameras and has been fully supported by BUSK (Belt Up School Kids) and the Stuarts Campaign. The vehicle’s design, says Tyresure, marks a significant advance in minibus design and sets a new benchmark in safety for the entire industry.