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Goodyear supporting hauliers with mandatory TPMS use legislation

New legislation applicable to Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) will come into effect across Europe from 7th July. The new law outlines the minimum operating standard for TPMS devices, including the data that’s displayed to drivers in real-time.

From 7th July, all new commercial vehicles must be equipped with a working TPMS on all tyres, including trailers, at the point of registration.

The most significant element of the new legislation is that any detected tyre pressure change greater than 20 per cent must now be displayed inside the vehicle. This will warn drivers of a potential tyre issue before the tire becomes dangerous or at risk of damage.

With the new legislation quickly approaching, Goodyear supports the changes, saying it’s a positive step towards making all commercial vehicles safer and more efficient.

Goodyear has offered TPMS solutions to its customers for over a decade, and has been an important player in the industry when it comes to providing fleet mobility solutions. Goodyear claims some transportation companies across Europe were able to reduce tyre-related breakdowns by up to 90 per cent with the support of its TPMS solution.

“With our long-term expertise in this field, we stand ready to serve companies in need in the light of the upcoming legislation. Our TPMS is designed to support safety, improve fuel efficiency, and extend tyre life by providing real-time tire pressure and temperature monitoring with the support of user-friendly and smart mobile applications,” explained Yves Sinner, head of product management, Fleet Mobility Solutions, Goodyear.

“Goodyear has strong heritage regarding connected tyre technologies and we are well positioned to offer customers the full service package including sensor installation, maintenance and data services. Thanks to that fleets can get the most up-to-date Goodyear solution and professional post-installation service through our TruckForce network.”

Goodyear says its TPMS solution already goes beyond the new legislation’s requirements. It uses advanced algorithms to predict some issues before they arise, which enhances fuel efficiency, boosts safety and extends tyre life through cutting-edge data collection methods.

While the legislation requires TPMS to alert the driver to a pressure issue, Goodyear TPMS can also alert the back office who can then assist the driver in taking the right actions.

Goodyear has collaborated with existing partners to ensure seamless integration and compliance with the upcoming regulations. The tyre maker states that it fully understands the importance of proactive measures in enhancing road safety and fleet efficiency and is committed to playing important part in this initiative.