Tyrata, a tire sensor and data management company, will demonstrate its IntelliTread Drive-Over System (DOS) with integrated RFID technology at the Tire Technology Expo, February 25-27 in Hanover, Germany.
The RFID technology enables the DOS to correlate tread-depth information of each individual tire as part of an asset management system. The DOS fully automates tire tread monitoring. This not only eliminates the labor associated with manual tread measurements, but also improves accuracy, enables scalability and identifies significant cost reduction for fleet managers.
The noninvasive, easy-to-install tire wear monitoring system can measure tread depth on a variety of tire sizes, from passenger and light truck to commercial truck and bus radial (TBR) tires. The real-time measurement is collected when a vehicle drives over the low-profile, speedbump-like unit and the data is automatically correlated with each individual tire using the RFID tag. The DOS is based on solid-state sensor technology, is low maintenance and insensitive to road and tire debris. Customers purchase DOS data for tires on a monthly basis with no upfront hardware costs and no additional maintenance or software fees.
“In addition to providing fleet companies with the capability to automate tire management processes, Tyrata’s Drive-Over System is seen as a key enabler of tires-as-a-service, ride-sharing and other emerging business models,” said Luka Lojk, VP of Sales and Marketing. “Moreover, with no up-front hardware or software costs, DOS should be a natural solution to deploy by any company seeking data-driven process and safety optimization.”