Michelin has introduced its latest generation of connected tyre technologies with two new wheel and tyre safety systems.
Designed and manufactured by Wheely-Safe, an official Michelin licensee, both systems are suitable for fitment to vehicles regardless of tyre brand policy.
The Michelin Wheel Security & Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS) Heavy Fleet uses patented technology to create, what the tyre maker says is the world’s first in-motion driver alert system for detecting the onset of wheel loss before detachment on trucks and trailers.
The wireless system also warns the driver of potential brake or hub issues that could lead to a fire if unchecked, and provides alerts for over- or under-inflated tyres – an issue which collectively costs hauliers millions of pounds in wasted fuel and tyre life every year.
Michelin has also introduced its Michelin TPMS Light Fleet for vans and small vehicles, which provides visual and audible alerts in the event a tyre becomes under-inflated, over-inflated, suffers fast leakage or an increase in air temperature – often the sign of an imminent tyre failure.
Both systems, along with a range of Michelin tyres such as the new Agilis CrossClimate and X Multi truck tyre range will be displayed at the dedicated Michelin zone on the UK Road Haulage Association stand at the upcoming CV show.