Pirelli will launch its latest generation of fleet solutions: Cyber Fleet Smart and Cyber Fleet Gate at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover, Germany. These solutions have been designed to optimize management costs, increase safety and efficiency when it comes to tires, reduce both vehicle stoppage times and CO2 emissions. These new solutions presented by Pirelli have been completely renewed, compared to the product launched in 2012.
Both solutions are connected to the Pirelli Cloud, where tire data is analyzed to supply information and predictions about fuel consumption, vehicle efficiency, and maintenance. With Cyber Fleet Smart and Cyber Fleet Gate, the digital technology that was first offered to the trucking world will now be available to managers of every type of fleet who wants to improve safety and reduce costs, such as coaches and buses, urban and regional transport firms, leasing companies – and any other organization with transport at its core. The introduction of these latest products on the market will begin in the first quarter of 2019, starting from Italy and the United Kingdom, with Germany and Brazil following in the second quarter of the year.
Gianni Guidotti, Chief Technical Officer of Pirelli Cyber, commented: “Smart tires, equipped with Cyber sensors which are able to extract key information on how tires interact with the road, represent a real revolution. The solutions that Pirelli Cyber has come up with for the fleet business offer some important advantages, such as road safety, fuel savings shouldn’t be underestimated either, as our fleet partners in the development of this platform made a 4% saving in fuel costs, based on 62,137 miles (an equivalent of more than 900 litres). These benefits result in a lower environmental impact thanks to reduced emissions from increased tire life (circa 10%)”.
CYBER FLEET SMART
The Cyber Fleet Smart system is a plug and play solution, composed of sensors fitted to the inner liner of the tire which communicate directly to a free Smart App which can be installed onto the smartphone of the fleet manager, vehicle driver, or owner. The users of the App can configure their fleets as they wish, and have updated vehicle data always at hand. Whenever the tires are checked sensors send information about pressures and temperatures directly to the Smart App and alarms are triggered in case of any issue. Tire checks now take a matter of seconds compared to the traditional 15/20 minutes required for the manual operation.
The tire status data obtained is then transmitted to the Pirelli cloud and shared with any devices the customer has authorized. Monthly, the customer will receive a tire usage report with information about the efficiency of his fleet. Cyber Fleet Smart is quick, easy to install and requires no additional hardware or subscription.
CYBER FLEET GATE
Maintaining all of the Cyber Fleet Smart solution features, Cyber Fleet Gate is an evolution of the Smart and includes remote tire monitoring activities. A ‘traffic light’ fitted at the warehouse captures data from the sensors and analyzes it in real time. A green light comes on if all the tires are as they should be and a red one comes on if an intervention on one or more tires is needed. Cyber Fleet Gate solution also relays information to Cyber Fleet Control, which is a web portal that can be consulted at any time by the fleet manager. Every time a vehicle enters or exits the warehouse, the tires are checked and information is relayed back to the traffic light. A report also comes with the Gate solution and provides the fleet manager with useful data so that he can best manage his tires, improve the vehicle efficiency of his fleet, carry out preventative maintenance, and effectively decrease fuel consumption and increase both driver and road safety. As part of the future road map, Cyber Fleet Gate also allows the possibility of integration with the fleet’s management software.