Vehicle tyre monitoring is set to take a technological leap with TyreWatch PTM (Predictive Tyre Management) – the next generation tyre management system
Initially focusing on commercial vehicles, RL Automotive will outline at the CV Show in the NEC Birmingham April 25-27 how TyreWatch PTM works.
Part-funded by InnovateUK during 2016-2018 as part of the UK’s CAV (Connected & Automated Vehicles) programme, Tyrewatch PTM will be using AI (Artificial Intelligence), specialist software and enhanced satellite connectivity to provide a predictive solution to tyre management and maintenance.
TyeWatch PTM has all the same benefits to fleet operators as a fully independent TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), which include improved fuel consumption, tyre life and operator safety. What sets TyreWatch PTM apart is its use of Mobile IoT (Internet of Things) to predict problems before they occur and communicate them in real time, so that the workshop can manage by exception. This makes scheduling of maintenance more efficient. Maintenance reports inform the workshop of the issues before the vehicle arrives. Technicians can concentrate on the problem without having to spend valuable time investigating – only the tyres that need corrective actions are touched.
“Developments in Internet and wireless technology, coupled with AI, gives us an unparalleled opportunity to predict potential tyre problems and take pre-emptive action, leading to a safer and more efficient working environment,” Mark Longden, Director of R L Automotive commented.
Based in Didcot Oxfordshire, RL Automotive has developed several advanced tyre measurement products including a patented, portable tyre tread and wear, laser measurement device; TACScan.