At the end of June Dynamic TPMS, a division of JohnDow Industries, launched its latest TPMS sensor. The DVT-PRO is a single sensor solution that is multi-frequency programmable and features “Dual Valve Technology”. According to the company, this new single sensor solution is an addition to the Dynamic DVT Pro-Select three-sensor offering. This development has also led to increased vehicle coverage while reducing inventory investment.
Following the launch of its diagnostic system in late June, at the start of July, across the Atlantic Continental introduced two new Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) tools designed to help shops optimize their investment in TPMS and tyre service. With the Autodiagnos TPMS D and SE Tools, professional technicians can handle all of the TPMS and tyre service requirements of their customers.
TPMS sensor manufacturer Sensata Technologies is cutting 160 jobs in the town of Antrim, Northern Ireland. The news follows Sensata’s decision to close its Carrickfergus, County Antrim operation in January 2020. And this was part of a downward trend that saw the company cut 125 jobs in Carrickfergus in 2018.
Autogem has launched a new, advanced TPMS handheld solution, the I-sensor Pro, in an online event for customers. The device upgrades the original I-sensor, offering customers increased time-saving and potential revenue generation. The I-sensor Pro features Wi-Fi connectivity, wireless Bluetooth and an integrated auto-focus camera, allowing for instant, personalised tyre pressure reporting. It also features a completely integrated tread depth measuring device. The original i-sensor handheld TPMS servicing device was launched in 2013, and has since sold more than 3,500 units in the UK.
The Ateq VT Truck – the smart heavy-duty vehicle TPMS maintenance tool for dealerships, multi-brand workshops, fleet managers and hauliers, offered by Tyresure Ltd now includes 30+ truck, bus and trailer sensor combinations.
Continental Tyres and Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK have created a new integrated digital Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
In recent years, the popularity of multideck trailers has steadily increased as more and more fleets – especially those transporting in the grocery sector – recognise the environmental and cost benefits that these space-maximising trailers can bring. However, such trailer configurations are not without issues. A heavier load and greater frequency of use can lead to tyre pressure challenges and temperature build up around trailer wheels.
Durham City Transit Company (DCTC) and Tyrata, Inc., have completed a test and evaluation protocol trialling Tyrata’s Drive-Over System (DOS) and data analytics. The solid-state DOS automatically collects and analyzes tyre tread depth as buses drive over the low-profile, speedbump-like sensor.
Health and safety gone mad! This refrain of outrage, often served together with a pint or three, is a staple UK gripe. But such tabloid-fuelled indignation is based upon a truth that benefits us all: HSE regulations ensure our workplaces are amongst the safest in the world. This aim to minimise potential danger is driving UK demand for a solution from Goodyear that offers the additional advantage of substantial cost savings.
Autogem has appointed a new specialist business development manager to complement its range of industry leading aftermarket products. Adam Livett brings 23 years of main vehicle dealer experience to the new role and is already pledging to “fulfil customers’ needs and look after them”, rather than simply sell them products alone.
Autogem has unveiled its second generation Treadspec drive-over scanners, offering a more efficient and simplified way to perform simple tyre checks for wear, alignment issues and inflation. The Treadspec 2.0 supplements the company’s Groove Glove, which allows garage mechanics to scan all four tyres on any given vehicle and discover the tread depth and alignment of each within 50 seconds.
Three new members have joined Schrader TPMS Solutions’ sales team in the EMEA region: Ayhan Akin, Patrick Bondzio and Thorbjörn Källsbäck. The trio, who report to Alexander Baumann, will be responsible for the existing customer base in their respective markets as well as its strategic growth projects.
Autogem states that it is using online ordering and training platforms to assist customers in mitigating potential disruption amid the disruption caused by the Covid-19 virus. “We have never worked in such unprecedented times, with each day presenting potential new challenges and concerns,” said Autogem managing director Prashant Chopra.
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has put new rules designed to ensure “no tyre is below its minimum serviceable inflation pressure during operation.” On 5 March, EASA put the Notice of Proposed Amendment out for consultation, with a view to making a proposal to the commission in the first quarter of 2021.
On 14 February 2020, Schrader was found to have contributed to and induced infringement of Wasica Finance GmbH and BlueArc Finance AG’s 524 patent. The patent relates to tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) technology. As a result, the claimants were awarded US$31.2 million in royalty damages.