Spaldings is supplying TyrePal tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) to its customers in the agricultural sector. The TPMS can be attached to tractor or trailer tyres to help farmers increase safety, as well as reduce downtime and the risk of an expensive tyre blow out.
TyrePal has hired Steve Coffin – a telematics expert – as operations director. Before joining TyrePal, Coffin was marketing and operations director for MiX Telematics Europe. In this role, he was responsible for maintenance and sales to all existing clients and also handled marketing activity across Europe. He was part of the management team that established the company when it was divested from Siemens VDO Automotive and has been responsible for handling a 10-year contract with the Go-Ahead Group, a leading bus operator in the UK with 4,500 vehicles.
TyrePal has launched its latest product, the CANbus tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The technology is specifically designed for use in buses, commercial vehicles and customised vehicles such as fire engines and ambulances.
The latest product includes a module that can be connected to the vehicle’s CANbus system. This allows tyre pressure sensors to interact with the other parts of the vehicle, such as on-board display, control systems and integrated telematics.
The heavy fleet and industrial vehicle markets are two sectors in which questions of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and environmental impact are particularly important. Despite this, it is rare for fleet managers to consider purchasing additional technologies that would improve both, such as tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). Here Peter Tillotson, business development manager of TyrePal, explains why fleet managers should consider TPMS alongside more conventional energy saving methods.
Caravan and motor home insurance specialist, Caravan Guard now offers a five per cent discount on its touring caravan insurance for TyrePal customers. After noticing a spike in insurance claims related to tyre blowouts in August 2015, Caravan Guard chose to introduce the discount to reward safety-conscious caravan owners that currently use a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
British firm TyrePal is launching a new tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) to help OEM trailer builders and trailer fleet operators tackle the problem of tyre blowouts on HGV freight trailers.
The TyrePal trailer TPMS indicator consists of TyrePal sensors on each tyre and a robust indicator that can be mounted inside or outside the trailer. The indicator can operate independently of the truck to provide an immediate visual and audible alert when the sensors report rapid pressure loss, tyre overheating, under-inflation or over-inflation.
TyrePal is to exhibit at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, taking place between 26 and 28 April at the NEC in Birmingham. TyrePal will display two of its latest fleet monitoring products, the in-cab tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and the TeleTPMS.