As the general transport industry strives to balance commercial considerations with safety, compliance and the general ‘green’ issues of the day, TyreWatch has introduced a unique tyre management platform with a range of monitoring systems.
The company says these enable fleet managers across all commercial sectors to reduce running costs and increase safety while limiting the environmental impact of their operation.
Two of these systems recently launched in the UK are AutoAlign, for wheel alignment monitoring and VanSmart, a tyre management system for light commercial vehicles – particularly in urban use.
AutoAlign is a dynamic and unique vehicle monitoring system designed to combat the problem of wheel misalignment - unknowingly suffered by around 33% of all commercial vehicles in the UK.
Industry research gathered by TyreWatch concludes that on UK roads today, there are 18.7 million vehicles operating with incorrect wheel alignment – a potentially dangerous and costly condition that can go undetected for months. Normally it takes a scheduled maintenance interval or manual vehicle check to detect any problems and allow corrective action to be taken. Now, operators can rely on AutoAlign to continuously monitor each vehicle and detect any wheel alignment issue as soon as it occurs.
Also recently launched is a new version of the widely-used TyreWatch VanSmart tyre monitoring system which, says the company, improves safety and reduces running costs for light commercial vehicle operators.
According to TyreWatch, its dynamic monitoring systems deliver substantial savings, not only in tyre replacement, but also in fuel efficiency, down time and the costs typically associated with a tyre blow out.
Photos: VanSmart tyre management systems.