Car-compatible Michelin QuickScan enhancing ProovStation solution
Automated vehicle inspection company ProovStation is adopting a Michelin technology in order to enhance its artificial intelligence-based car inspection solution. The addition of Michelin QuickScan will enable ProovStation to “check tyre wear automatically and instantaneously with millimetre precision.”
Not long ago, the typical manual car inspection lasted about 30 minutes, with around ten per cent of this time dedicated to tyre inspection. Now, thanks to ProovStation and Michelin’s combined solutions, inspections can be reduced to less than a minute for the entire vehicle, including just a few seconds on the tyres, while also cutting the cost of these checks and increasing their reliability.
In addition to Michelin QuickScan technology, which is protected by more than 15 patents, Michelin is contributing its experience in analysing tyre data using its proprietary artificial intelligence algorithms.
Already tested in the world of truck tyres, Michelin QuickScan works using a road-surface scanner. This technology has now, for the first time, been adapted to cars. It can be set up quickly, in under four hours, without any installation of electrical equipment. The magnetic scanner works in all weather conditions, for every type of tyre and vehicle, regardless of the brand. It does not need to be cleaned of dirt, mud; Michelin notes that its technology is the only one on the market to offer this advantage.