Brussels — Following the successful demonstration of its new TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) at the e-Safety Challenge 2011 event in Vienna on 31st May, Bridgestone Europe has announced that it plans to roll out its commercial vehicle system in Europe during this year.
Automation Systems Manager at Bridgestone Europe, Neil Purves, says “Pressure maintenance is critical to keeping our roads safe. Often it is running at low pressure for a prolonged period of time that causes tyres to finally fail.”
Bridgestone’s TPMS system features a patented valve with a unique Radio Frequency (RF) unit. Specific valves are available for commercial vehicles and passenger cars. These RF units transmit the tyre pressure, temperature and unique identification number every 4 seconds, giving the unit a lifespan of a minimum of 3 years.
The system is rolling out as a tool within Bridgestone’s Total Fleet Management package which provides full tyre maintenance services within a fleet. Using either detector gates mounted at the fleet premises or handheld data-collection units, vehicle maintenance managers will now be able to receive targeted pressure alerts so they can quickly react before a low pressure turns into a tyre failure.
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