Tag: TPMS

Transense takes order for 50 iTrack II systems

18th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Transense Technologies Plc, which provides sensors systems to the industrial, mining and transportation markets, is pleased to announce that “a customer” has placed an order for 50 iTrack II units for installation in mines in North America.

Continue Reading

Wills Brothers trials Wheely-Safe Michelin TPMS Light Fleet

Wills Brothers trials Wheely-Safe Michelin TPMS Light Fleet

15th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Cornwall-based Wills Brothers has become one of the first farms in the UK to fit a patented new safety system designed to protect machinery and trailers from the risk of tyre under-inflation. Arable Manager Tom Wills specified the Michelin Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS) Light Fleet – pioneered by UK technology firm Wheely-Safe, an official licensee of Michelin – after seeing the product on show at Lamma.

Continue Reading

Goodyear to debut Omnitrac mixed service OTR tyres at Bauma

Goodyear to debut Omnitrac mixed service OTR tyres at Bauma

11th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear will feature its flagship products and solutions for construction fleets at the 2019 Bauma exhibition in Munich (8-14 April 2019). These will include the recently-announced Goodyear Omnitrac mixed service tyre range, which makes its exhibition debut at the show. The manufacturer will also showcase its Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty, EMTrack tyre management system and the TL-4A OTR tyre. The manufacturer will be on Stand 224 in Hall A6 at the Messe München.

Continue Reading

The thinking behind Bridgestone’s TomTom Telematics acquisition

The thinking behind Bridgestone’s TomTom Telematics acquisition

29th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s successful acquisition of TomTom Telematics follows earlier reports that both Michelin and Bridgestone were vying to buy the Telematics business unit from Netherlands-based company TomTom. In addition, according to Dutch financial daily Het Financieele Dagblad, Michelin was one of four in the running. For its part, Michelin was allegedly aiming to add the business into its Michelin Solutions portfolio. Clearly, in order to maintain its original plans and to compete with Bridgestone, Michelin will now have to find an alternative way of moving forward.

Continue Reading

Michelin TPMS – Bike launched to protect riders from risk of tyre failures

Michelin TPMS – Bike launched to protect riders from risk of tyre failures

28th January 2019 | 0 Comments

British technology firm Fit2Go TPMS, a global licensee for Michelin, has launched its first tyre pressure monitoring system for motorcycles, mopeds and scooters – introducing new levels of safety for riders for whom tyre condition is critical. The Michelin TPMS – Bike is a ‘plug & play’ retrofit kit that comes as standard with a magnetic display mount, inductive charger and two sensors, replacing the original valve caps. It brings the same direct TPMS technology already launched for the passenger car and commercial vehicle markets to two-wheels for the first time.

Continue Reading

Young drivers are more familiar with emojis than tyre warning lights

Young drivers are more familiar with emojis than tyre warning lights

17th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Research conducted in the USA and commissioned by Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tires found that while 88 per cent of young drivers can correctly identify the eye-roll emoji, only 51 per cent recognized the TPMS warning symbol.

Continue Reading

Hankook: 73% of US drivers want self-inflating tyres

11th January 2019 | 0 Comments

In December Hankook Tire USA released its latest quarterly Gauge Index Survey. Regarding tyre technology it found that 73 per cent of Americans would like to see future tyres self-inflate as part of a smart self-regulating Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Further, 44 per cent of respondents expressed interest in a self-repairing tyre.

Continue Reading

Hamaton expands valve portfolio

Hamaton expands valve portfolio

11th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Hamaton reports that it has expanded its valve portfolio with the addition of the TR413 and TR414 Snap-In valves.

Continue Reading

Do markets dream of electric cars?

Do markets dream of electric cars?

9th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Phillip K Dick may well have been thinking far further into the future than the current popularisation of electric cars when he wrote his famous novella “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, however the rise of big data alongside electric and autonomous vehicles means the most advanced cars of today have an increasing amount in common with the artificial intelligence in the source material for the film Blade Runner.

Continue Reading

Michelin TPMS light fleet system offers peace of mind for towing solutions

Michelin TPMS light fleet system offers peace of mind for towing solutions

8th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Cheshire-based Towing Solutions has praised the Michelin Tyre Pressure Management System Light Fleet a year after it was fitted as offering “ultimate peace of mind” during its trailer towing training courses. The system, developed by Wheely-Safe, is currently fitted to two different specification trailers towed by the firm’s Hyundai Tucson, with the aim to introduce the system across the remaining two trailers and two caravans in the fleet.

Continue Reading

Practical emergence of RFID unlocks data opportunities

Practical emergence of RFID unlocks data opportunities

8th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The industrialisation of big data has been progressing quickly in recent years within the automotive segment. TPMS sensor technology and the networks they feed data into have enabled increasingly sophisticated software systems to be created to use the massive amount of data we are now able to collect more effectively. Such systems are also able to increase the business applications of another technology, radio-frequency identification, or RFID, helping commercial tyre distribution chains to increase cost, time, and safety efficiency as well as accuracy in their collection of data. Steve Daly, commercial director of CAM, the provider of e-jobsheet, TiDaeX, and the Online Tyre Catalogue, told Tyres & Accessories about the opportunities RFID is now unlocking, and how future, more affordable reading technology could increase the reach of these gains.

Continue Reading

Tyresure provides TPMS sensors and training

Tyresure provides TPMS sensors and training

4th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyresure is highlighting the fact that it’s wide range of TPMS solutions includes everything from the sensors themselves to professional training courses designed to suit all TPMS-related roles - including the first to be accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry in the UK - from the firm’s centrally located headquarters.

Continue Reading

Hamaton presents 99% vehicle coverage ‘Starter Kit Pro’

Hamaton presents 99% vehicle coverage ‘Starter Kit Pro’

3rd January 2019 | 0 Comments

In mid-November 2018 Hamaton launched its new Starter Kit Pro, which boasts 99 per cent coverage of European direct TPMS-enabled vehicles.

Continue Reading

Schrader Performance Sensors to launch motorcycle TPMS sensors at AutoZum

Schrader Performance Sensors to launch motorcycle TPMS sensors at AutoZum

20th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Schrader Performance Sensors, the automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, will launch two new motorcycle TPMS OE replacement sensors into the aftermarket at AutoZum in Salzburg, Austria (16-19 January 2019). Schrader will participate in the show with an updated product portfolio on its 50sqm booth in Hall 10 (stand 0706).

Continue Reading

Pro-Align advocates solutions for complete tyre care in TPMS age

Pro-Align advocates solutions for complete tyre care in TPMS age

20th December 2018 | 0 Comments

With all new cars now coming equipped with TPMS, uneven tyre wear as a result of under (or over) inflated tyres should theoretically become a thing of the past. That theory has yet to materialise in practice; the latest Department for Transport figures reveal that around 1,000 casualties are caused every year on the UK’s roads from tyre-related incidents. And perhaps the brave new world of tyre safety promised by required TPMS fitments may have been inspired by too much blue sky thinking anyway. With many drivers now relying on TPMS systems to advise them when to top up their tyres with air, it is possible that some are checking their tread depth even less frequently than before.

Continue Reading