Valeo Service UK has launched a number of digital initiatives to further support customers as part of its wider ‘We Care 4 You’ strategy, which is designed to cover all angles to ensure complete customer support is available.
Sigmavision will showcase its new TreadReader tyre measurement App at Automechanika Birmingham. The 3D tyre measurement technology company has added the App to its TreadReader range of tyre measurement products; it is used to control the Hand Held scanner, making a tyre inspection and diagnostic tool. Downloaded to a phone or tablet, the App connects to the scanner via Wi-Fi. Intuitive screens guide technicians through the scanning of vehicle tyres, with the option of printing a PDF report for the customer, illustrating tread depth and tyre condition.
Trelleborg will display its new virtual reality app at EIMA International 2016 in Bologna between 9 and 13 November on stand A1, Hall 14. The company says the app gives users to see Trelleborg’s best-in-class agricultural tyres in action. Visitors can also experience the challenges of modern agriculture on-stand with the new Farming Simulator 17 video game, of which Trelleborg is the official partner for agricultural tyres.
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.
A new cab tracking solution is providing peace of mind to travellers and worried parents, guardians, carers and friends. Aimed at teenagers returning from a night out, females travelling alone and other vulnerable user groups, the solution, developed by Magenta Technology, allows passengers to book a cab from a respected operator with complete confidence. A simple web service then allows the passenger to share details of the booking via a secure web link and allows worried friends or relatives to track the cab in real time.
At the start of October in Paris Michelin launched Michelin Tire Care, a suite of connected software solutions designed to help hauliers get the most out of their tyres. The idea is that fleets get more performance (and therefore financial value) from their tyre purchases as they use the mobile/tablet-based software, and in doing so see the benefit of premium and especially Michelin truck tyre products. While software is clearly at the heart of this latest announcement, Tyres & Accessories considers whether we should be using the term “strategy” instead.
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.
Today Michelin launched Michelin Tire Care, a suite of connected software solutions designed to help hauliers get the most out of their tyres. The idea is that as fleets use the mobile/tablet-based software they both get more performance (and therefore financial value) from their tyre purchases and in doing so see the value of premium and especially Michelin truck tyre products.
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.
Parts information data provider TecDoc has developed a smartphone app for Wix Filtration. Designed to boost significantly Wix Filtration’s ability to reach customers with the information they need, when they need it, the app is available to download now.
The digital strategy employed by Michelin’s Agricultural Product Line is undergoing a few changes. Explaining the main reasons behind this, the business unit’s digital communication manager Guylaine Drolet shares that the rethink was prompted by two observations.
Maxam Tire, the specialist manufacturer of OTR and industrial tyres, has launched a new version of its app for all devices working under the Android system, such as Smartphones, Tablets and Phablets. It complements the existing Maxam app for iPad and incorporates the same features.
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.”
Trelleborg has optimised its Dealer Locator app for iOS and Android smartphones, adding the details of more than 5,000 professional agricultural tyre and machine dealers. Already available on tablets, the Trelleborg Dealer Locator is offered in five languages and identifies the Trelleborg tyre dealer nearest to a selected location. The manufacturer has been expanding its suite of mobile device applications throughout 2014, having identified this area as a valuable service for its customers. It has introduced updated Load Calculator, Tire Efficiency, and Tire Book apps, in addition to innovating its marketing approach through a video game.