Tyrata Inc. is demonstrating its IntelliTread driver-over tire tread wear sensor platform with integrated RFID technology at the Tire Technology Expo Feb. 25-27 in Hanover, Germany.
The RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) technology enables the drive-over system (DOS) to correlate tread-depth information of each individual tire as part of an asset management system.
The DOS fully automates tire tread monitoring. Tyrata says 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.
Tyrata is utilizing RFID solutions from FineLine Technologies to track, trace and validate vehicle tires. Each tire is properly identified via the FineLine RFID solution, and monitored for tread wear via the DOS.
The company says its 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, vice president of sales and marketing. "Moreover, with no upfront hardware or software costs, DOS should be a natural solution to deploy by any company seeking data-driven process and safety optimization."
The DOS is available for customer testing and is currently being validated with the Durham City Transportation Corporation bus system. The company anticipates expansion of testing to additional transportation service organizations within the Durham, N.C., area, as well as other customers in the near future.
To see IntelliTread Drive-Over System with RFID functionality visit the FineLine Technologies booth #8066 at the Tire Technology Expo.
Organizations interested in additional IntelliTread portfolio may contact Luka Lojk at Luka.Lojk@Tyrata.com or +1-704-593-8418.