Tag: tyre pressure

Italmatic introduces new-generation Italsensor TPMS solution

Italmatic introduces new-generation Italsensor TPMS solution

7th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyre repair material and tyre pressure monitoring system specialist Italmatic has launched its latest generation of aftermarket TPMS solution. With the Italsensor 3.0evo, Italmatic aims to “raise the standards in the TPMS aftermarket.” Italsensor 3.0evo is suitable for use with 99 per cent of the European car parc and is programmable through most popular tools, including ATEQ.

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PCL reminds drivers about correctly inflated tyres

PCL reminds drivers about correctly inflated tyres

3rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Pneumatic Components (PCL), the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of pneumatic and tyre inflation systems, is reminding drivers of the importance of having correctly inflated tyres this Tyre Safety Month (October).

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Survey shows nearly 40 per cent of LCVs have dangerously inflated tyres

Survey shows nearly 40 per cent of LCVs have dangerously inflated tyres

21st September 2018 | 0 Comments

Fleet inspections carried out by Wheely-Safe have found that 39 per cent of the light commercial vehicles (LCVs) it checked were operating on at least one tyre inflated to dangerous levels, posing potential safety risks and driving up operating costs.

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Prolong dumper tyre life with correct air pressure maintenance

Prolong dumper tyre life with correct air pressure maintenance

19th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Having supplied 35,000 dumper truck tyres and wheels in the UK last year – 100 per cent of all dumper tyres for new trucks in our market – STARCO knows a thing or two about looking after these products. It’s therefore worth taking note when the company warns of the potential danger and additional cost of operating at low air pressure.

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WorldSBK – Tyre pressure checks introduced during Phillip Island round

WorldSBK – Tyre pressure checks introduced during Phillip Island round

28th February 2018 | 0 Comments

A new tyre pressure control procedure was introduced during the opening round of the WorldSBK Championship 2018, which took place in Australia last weekend. This measure has been welcomed by Giorgio Barbier, racing director at Pirelli Moto, who comments that tyre pressure remains a “crucial point” for championship supplier Pirelli.

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TyreSafe introduces motorhome tyre pressure checker

TyreSafe introduces motorhome tyre pressure checker

11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

A new feature on the TyreSafe website enables motorhome users to check the correct tyre pressures for their vehicles. Fully compatible to use on mobile phones and devices, users can select the number of rear axles and then add either the maximum or fully laden load for the front and rear of the vehicle. Tyre size and type can then be selected from a drop-down menu to produce suggested pressures.

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Mitas releases agri tyre pressure app

Mitas releases agri tyre pressure app

12th January 2017 | 0 Comments

A new app from Mitas aims to help farmers easily find the correct pressure for their tyres when using them in the field and on the road. Versions of the app are available for Android, iOS and Windows devices and can be downloaded at https://www.mitas-info.com/ . To obtain a tyre pressure recommendation, users only need to select the appropriate tyre size, set up speed and cargo weight.

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IAA launch for Pneuscan

IAA launch for Pneuscan

23rd August 2016 | 0 Comments

This year’s IAA commercial vehicle show in Germany will serve as the launch venue for the new Pneuscan Onground system from Ventech Systems. The floor-mounted system can perform automatic tyre pressure and tread inspections on a range of vehicles, including passenger cars, vans, buses and multi-axle trucks. The portability of Pneuscan Onground is expected to be a major selling point for the system.

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European farmers downloading Firestone tyre pressure app

European farmers downloading Firestone tyre pressure app

16th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Firestone’s smartphone tyre-pressure calculator app for farmers across Europe has been downloaded more than 43,000 times since its 2011 launch. The brand states that it expects this enthusiasm to grow even faster with the inclusion of pressure data for the new Firestone Maxi Traction 65 tyre, launched at Reifen 2016. The tyre brings longer tyre life and lower operating costs to the popular 65 series for medium-sized tractors.

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Just 10% of Thai cars drive on wrong tyre pressures

Just 10% of Thai cars drive on wrong tyre pressures

20th May 2016 | 0 Comments

Data from the recently concluded Safe Drive Campaign, conducted by Apollo Tyres in two locations in Thailand, revealed that less than 10 per cent vehicles being driven around in the country had incorrect inflation pressure. Of this 10 per cent, most were found driving with under-inflated tyres.

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How excessive tyre pressure can deflate share price

How excessive tyre pressure can deflate share price

21st April 2016 | 0 Comments

A simple “trick” – or perhaps we should say “cheating” or “fraud” – has been common practice in the European automotive industry, to the displeasure of environmental organisations: Place a car with excessive tyre pressure on a dynamometer and – voilà – lower fuel consumption levels and emissions are recorded thanks to the ‘optimised’ rolling resistance. Mitsubishi has conceded carrying out this practice in Japan with test data submitted to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. This time round it doesn’t affect, as in the case of Volkswagen and its ‘cheat’ software, millions of vehicles, rather ‘only’ 625,000 small cars, the majority of these off-take production for Nissan.

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TyreSafe launches caravan tyre pressure calculator, safety animation

18th March 2016 | 0 Comments

Caravan owners can benefit from an online pressure calculator released by UK safety organisation TyreSafe. The web form tool has been developed to ensure correct tyre inflation levels on the country’s half-million strong caravan fleet when they trundle out on their summer journeys.

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Michelin introduces truck tyre automatic inflation system with Aperia

Michelin introduces truck tyre automatic inflation system with Aperia

2nd March 2016 | 0 Comments

Michelin has introduced a new automatic inflation system for commercial vehicle tyres. Michelin Auto Inflate is promoted as an “easy, wheel-mounted tyre management solution that allows fleets to automatically maintain optimal tyre pressure.” Auto Inflate is powered by the Halo tyre inflator developed by Aperia Technologies, a company established in 2010 by two Stanford University mechanical engineering graduate students.

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Anglian Water spot on with pressure test

Anglian Water spot on with pressure test

29th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Anglian Water and Michelin are celebrating the success of a five year drive to ensure tyres are maintained at the correct pressure across its 4,000 employees’ vehicles.

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Motorway tyre pressure checking scheme extended

Motorway tyre pressure checking scheme extended

30th September 2015 | 0 Comments

A safer roads service that allows car, van and lorry drivers to quickly check their vehicle’s tyre pressures before resuming motorway journeys has been extended until the end of the year. The project was launched in April 2015 for an initial three month trial period, but was so successful – with more than 1,000 vehicles being tested a week – that the decision was taken to continue the scheme through to Thursday 31 December.

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