Michelin to display connected tyre solutions from RHA stand at CV Show
Michelin will exhibit its latest generation connected tyre technologies in a dedicated zone on the Road Haulage Association’s (RHA) stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show for the second successive year. The company will showcase two new wheel and tyre safety systems, designed and manufactured by Wheely-Safe, an official Michelin licensee, for fitment to vehicles regardless of tyre brand policy.
The Michelin Wheel Security & Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS) Heavy Fleet uses patented technology to create the world’s first in-motion driver alert system for detecting the onset of wheel loss before detachment on trucks and trailers. The wireless system warns the driver of potential brake or hub issues that could lead to a fire if unchecked. It also provides alerts for over- or under-inflated tyres – an issue which collectively costs hauliers millions of pounds in wasted fuel and tyre life every year.
Displayed alongside will be the Michelin TPMS Light Fleet for vans and small vehicles, which provides visual and audible alerts in the event a tyre becomes under-inflated, over-inflated, suffers fast leakage or an increase in air temperature – often the sign of an imminent tyre failure.
Michelin will also display its new Agilis CrossClimate “summer van tyre with winter capabilities”. The tyre also offers high mileage, damage resistance and long-lasting performance, Michelin adds. The new tyre, whose launch Tyres & Accessories reported last year, offers van fleets an improved all-season solution, helping to reduce costs associated with two sets of seasonal tyres.
Michelin will also display the latest additions to the Michelin X Multi truck tyre range, with the new X Multi HD drive tyre making its CV Show debut in 315/80 R22.5 and 315/70 R22.5 sizes.
The dedicated Michelin zone on the RHA stand reflects the close working relationship between the two organisations, Michelin adds. The tyre manufacturer is the headline sponsor for the RHA’s Spring Conference in April and other regional conferences during the course of 2019.