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Hankook begins intelligent tyre pilot program

Hankook Tire has announced a pilot engagement with Revvo Technologies, a Silicon Valley based advanced smart tyre technology and predictive data analytics company, and Junk King, North America’s top-rated eco-friendly junk removal and hauling company.

This pilot program will integrate Hankook’s SmartFlex tyres with Revvo’s leading edge tyre technology and advanced data analytics product suite to provide critical tyre-specific data for 30 per cent of Junk King’s vehicles currently operating in California, USA.

“Ensuring our trucks stay in pristine shape is critical for our operations. It is the key to us providing the top-notch customer service we promise each and every one of our customers,” said Michael Andreacchi, CEO and co-founder of Junk King. “We’re excited to be at the forefront of this intelligent tyre pilot program, and having access to the tyre data for our trucks is going to help us continue to standout in the junk removal industry.”

As a leader in the junk removal industry, Junk King has a large fleet of vehicles across the United States and Canada that require high levels of safety, vehicle uptime, and operational efficiency. Understanding tyres play a key role in meeting those requirements.

Hankook Tire is researching innovative ways to improve TBR products at all levels in order to provide best performance across mileage, safety and durability for customers. SmartFlex is Hankook’s TBR line up of hybrid segment tyres for multi-purposes, designed to deliver high fuel efficiency and powerful traction.

While telematics and fleet management software are already in use in many of today’s fleets, tyres are where fleet managers traditionally have not had any visibility. Revvo provides immense value by filling in this gap. Revvo’s advanced tyre sensing platform embeds a proprietary sensor inside of each tyre in a vehicle and captures real-time tyre data. That data is processed and turned into actionable insights including predicted tread life, abnormal tyre behaviour, optimal tyre maintenance intervals and settings, and real-time alerts.

Rob Williams, VP of Truck and Bus Radial Sales at Hankook Tire USA commented: “As we continue to advance our product innovation & technology, this is the next logical step to provide real-time data to fleets, which will be accomplished by working closely with our dealer network as these digital solutions continue to evolve.”