Kirkby Tyres collaborated with leading agronomists Agrovista earlier in the year, attending its Lamport AgX open day on 3-5 July with its Gallileo CupWheel technology. Lamport AgX is a major resource that looks at many aspects of soil health, including demonstrations and trials. The open day presented an opportunity to meet with farmers and introduce the innovative technology, whilst answering questions from attendees.
The ContiConnect Live digital solution now offers remote, real time tyre monitoring for truck trailers. The system is equally suitable for freestanding and coupled trailers and utilises a telematics unit to record tyre sensor data and send it to the ContiConnect portal. This data provides continuous information about tyre inflation and temperature.
It’s shaping up to be a cardie and umbrella kind of summer, but Continental has some helpful tyre tips should the sun show up again. It points out that high temperatures can damage car tyres, and motorists should thus make sure they check inflation pressures.
Brazilian airline Azul has chosen the PresSense connected tyre and its pressure measurement system to equip its fleet of nearly 110 aircraft, which includes Airbus A320s and A321s, and Embraer 195-E1s and 195-E2s.
With 28 years’ experience at Nokian Tyres, Ari Törmä has learned much about how tyres work structurally and what typically gives in. One of the most crucial points he emphasises is the importance of correct tyre pressures.
Six well-known tyre manufacturers have teamed up to provide their customers with easier access to agricultural tyre pressure indications. Information from Apollo Tyres, Bridgestone, Continental, Michelin, Nokian Tyres and Trelleborg Wheel Systems is now available in a single app, Agro Tyre Pressure. Swiss firm Anura Associates developed the app for the tyre makers.
A survey commissioned by Apollo Tyres has found that only six per cent of motorists in the UK are able to correctly identify a tyre’s load rating. Worse still, it turns out we’re only half as good at accomplishing this task as the Germans are. Thankfully, younger Brits give hope that this may change in future.
During Tyre Safety Month, Bridgestone has renewed its plea for motorists to take extra care on the roads. It has created a consumer facing campaign to highlight the importance of checking tyres and launched a new online portal that offers tips and advice on correct pressures and tread depths as well as advice for selecting the right tyre.
Ring Automotive has reiterated the need to look after tyres, following research by road safety charity TyreSafe revealing that more tyre-related incidents are reported in summer than at any other time of the year.
Breakdown organisation Gem Motoring Assist is urging motorists to make monthly tyre tread and pressure checks in support of TyreSafe’s Tyre Safety Month. Gem recommends a minimum tread depth of 3mm over and above the legal minimum of 1.6mm on the grounds of improved water displacement. Gem’s ‘How to’ guides include short videos on checking […]
With forecasters predicting an improvement in the weather, and possibly even a heatwave in late August, many of those yet to begin their UK staycation will be looking forward to setting off for family time away. However, a study conducted on behalf of Kwik Fit shows that most drivers are not making the necessary checks to ensure their journey is trouble free. It reveals that only 32 per cent of drivers setting off on a family holiday adjusts their tyre pressure to allow for the extra weight of a full load. To combat avoidable safety and efficiency issues, Kwik Fit has recruited SAS star Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI), manufacturer of the Falken tyre brand, recently began proof-of-concept testing for a new kind of tyre pressure management solutions service that remotely monitors tyre pressure and temperature. Through this testing project, SRI will evaluate the service’s efficacy in supporting safer driving, specifically its effectiveness in reducing maintenance time and workload and preventing operator error. SRI says the project contributes towards its “ultimate aim” of establishing a business model that “helps to enhance the safety and economy of driving.”
PCL has appointed Alan Findlow as its new national sales manager. With extensive experience of working with ends users and distributors both at home and abroad, Findlow intends to use his expertise to help companies whose operations have been affected by coronavirus, formulating short term solutions whilst looking ahead to strategies for recovery.
Michelin is teaming up with AS 24, the HGV service station network that fuel company Total runs in 28 countries across Europe, to launch a new automatic tyre inspection service – Fleet Diag 24. The partners will launch their diagnostic offer in March. The rollout begins in a small way, with Fleet Diag 24 initially offered at just three sites in France, however, we can expect to see it introduced at many more of the 986 AS 24 outlets in the UK and Europe.