Tyre pressure monitoring specialist TyrePal will be exhibiting two of its latest fleet monitoring products, an in-cab tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and TeleTPMS at the Commercial Vehicle Show, at the NEC in Birmingham, April 26-28.
Visitors will be able to sign up to advanced trials of TeleTPMS, a new remote tyre pressure monitoring system for commercial fleet vehicles. TeleTPMS allows drivers and fleet managers to monitor tyre pressure and receive alarms by e-mail or SMS when tyres are over- or under-inflated or overheating, while also providing live updates on the location of all monitored vehicles.
“Studies show that 10% under-inflation in tyres increases rolling resistance by 5%, which results in a 1% increase in fuel consumption,” said John Pye, consultant at TyrePal. “By maintaining the correct tyre pressure, fleet managers can significantly reduce fuel use and costs, especially when it comes to long haul fleet journeys.”
TyrePal’s TeleTPMS comprises a set of sensors, which can be fitted inside or outside the tyres, plus a dashboard-mounted module that displays the pressure of the vehicle’s tyres to the driver. The module also transmits location and tyre data via GPRS to a remote database. The user can access the live data using any internet-connected device and a secure log in.
“TeleTPMS also come in handy for tyre service providers,” added Peter Tillotson, TyrePal’s business development manager. “For companies that usually charge per kilometre covered, rather than by unit, the health of their tyres is extremely important. Using TeleTPMS helps tyre service providers offer the highest level of safety for their customers, while also ensuring the tyres they supply will be operational for as long as possible.”
TyrePal will also be exhibiting its in-cab TPMS, which gives continuous feedback to the driver and an immediate clear alert in the event of a problem.