Goodyear claims an industry first with the launch of a new app that focuses on educating the people who buy, sell or fit Goodyear tyres. Named ‘Go Goodyear’, the free app is aimed at smartphone and tablet users and offers a range of features, including fast access to fitment guides, tyre education, interesting videos and product information. In addition, Goodyear intends to keep users engaged through competitions and quirky items such as a ‘Chamber of Horrors’, and articles on futuristic mobility.
TyreSafe has relaunched its Tyre Safety Companion smartphone app. Named one of the best motoring apps in 2015 by leading motoring magazine Auto Express, the app offers Britain’s drivers a range of essential tyre safety guidance. Key advice includes details of how to undertake regular maintenance checks, what to do at the roadside in the event of a puncture or incident and the use of temporary spares.
Bridgestone has launched what it calls “the commercial motor industry’s first ever re-torque safety app for all commercial vehicle operators”. The free Bridgestone Retorque app has been developed after research with all bus, truck and trailer original equipment manufacturers and will therefore offer the correct torque settings on all vehicles, free of charge, at the swipe of a mobile phone or tablet. The latest version (1.1) was updated to the Google Play store on 27 January
Following one-day events in Italy, Sweden, Austria, Poland, France and Spain, Trelleborg concluded its 2015 European Road Show for agricultural tyres at Honingham Thorpe Farm in Colton, Norfolk in the UK on 7 October.
Heuver Tyrewholesale has upgraded its Tyre app, calling it “an essential part of the company’s multi-channel strategy”. The app now allows tyre orders to be placed from any location, online and offline, as a response to customer feedback.
Pocket App, the UK’s largest independent app developer, has announced that a new vehicle tyre pressure monitoring system for smartphones is now available for download. The new app, which has been designed for Bridgestone Europe, captures pressure readings from Bridgestone’s TPMS sensors using a Bluetooth Transceiver.
Michelin’s free agricultural tyre pressure calculator app is now available for iOS devices, giving even more farmers and contractors access to on-the-spot bespoke tyre pressure advice. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, the Michelin Pressure Calculator app instantly works out the most appropriate tyre pressure settings for desired load and speed on any farm tractor in just three easy steps.
In January this year, Maxam Tire, the specialist manufacturer of OTR, construction, industrial and agricultural tyres, launched an App for devices working under the Android operating system. Now the company has launched a new, responsive version for all Apple devices.
HiQ, the franchise retail arm of Goodyear Dunlop, has unveiled a new roadside emergency app. ‘Pocket HiQ’is free to download from app stores as of June and features functions including quick call links for a selection of breakdown providers as well as geo-location technology to find places of interest nearby should motorists and fleet drivers need to find facilities such as a café or petrol station. The app also provides directions, opening times and details of how to get in touch with the nearest HiQ centre should a motorist need a new tyre or other vehicle maintenance.
New year, new website – Heuver Tyrewholesale has begun 2015 with the rollout of a completely new website and an accompanying tyre app. Heuver says both initiatives aim to optimise the tyre search and order process and are in line with the company’s vision of becoming the most customer-friendly tyre wholesaler, a process it began last year with the adoption of a more geographic approach within its marketing and customer service teams.
The Tyre Safety Companion, a recently-launched app for Android and Apple devices, has been named one of the best motoring apps for 2015 by Auto Express magazine. Stuart Jackson, chairman of Tyre Safe, the organisation behind the Tyre Safety Companion, calls the app’s naming as one of Auto Express’ Best Apps for 2015 a “fantastic accolade,” adding: “It’s important that drivers have easy access to accurate tyre safety advice while they’re out and about, so we’re delighted that this latest innovation has already been identified as a potential life saver.”
Farmers are well aware that maintaining low tyre inflation pressure is essential to minimise soil compaction. However, since a tyre’s recommended pressure varies depending on tyre size, tractor speed and payload, it is not always easy to keep track of the correct information. That is why Bridgestone has developed a user-friendly smartphone app that tells farmers in an instant the minimum tyre pressure they can use in specific conditions. As such, Bridgestone believes the app goes a long way towards helping farmers protect their soil, and boost the performance, productivity and working life of their VT-Tractor tyres.
Better productivity, road safety and soil protection can be had at the push of a button, says Michelin upon the launch of its new Michelin Pressure Calculator. The new smartphone app is aimed at operators of agricultural equipment and features a number of functionalities, including real-time tyre pressure information, which is said to be “just a photo and a couple of clicks away”.
TyreSafe has introduced a new mobile app to provide motorists with a range of practical tyre safety tips and advice while on the go. The Tyre Safety Companion, available free in Apple’s iTunes and Google’s Play stores, gives a number of handy hints, practical advice and reminders regarding tyre safety and maintenance. Issues covered by the app include what to do what to do at the roadside in the event of a puncture, how to check tyre pressure, and much more.
The ever-swelling ranks of TyreSafe gathered at St Johns Hotel, Solihull to launch the 2014 edition of Tyre Safety Month. Chairman Stuart Jackson, enthusiastically wielding an enlarged coin, demonstrated the well-established 20p test during his introduction of the “driving rain, driving safe” theme; the test is particularly relevant to this year’s tread depth focused theme of aquaplaning. In 2013 tyre pressure took centre stage, but with 2013-14 being the wettest winter on record, and October usually the wettest month of the year anyway, TyreSafe has chosen to present a core message informing drivers of the importance of tread depth in combating what is arguably the most spectacular and frightening road safety phenomenon – in addition to reinforcing other messages, such as pressure, Jackson adds.