A new tire pressure monitoring system from TireStamp meets the new TPMS 2.0 standard for commercial products, the company said.
The TireVigil TPMS incorporates wireless technologies that provide remote diagnostics for tires so that fleet personnel as well as drivers are aware of developing tire problems and can react appropriately. Once identified, the system provides a list of specific actions drivers and/or service personnel can take to remedy those problems.
“We had four goals in designing the new TireVigil TPMS: Build a TPMS product that fits seamlessly with existing commercial truck tire maintenance practices, build a product that all fleets can afford, incorporate telematics technology into it to provide vehicle location anywhere, anytime to the service organization, and substantially reduce its installation time to less than 1 hour,” said Peggy Fisher, president. “We have achieved all of these goals with the end result that TireVigil TPMS provides a wealth of features unavailable before without the need for fleets to source separate vehicle communications and tracking products or additional computer hardware and at a price competitive with TPMS systems that only alert the driver.”
TireVigil provides alerts for underinflation, overinflation, overheating, and differences in dual tire pressures. It also reminds fleets to retorque wheel nuts after tire changes. Every alert reports the vehicle’s last known location and provides vehicle mapping and tracking.
The product also provides reminders for PM scheduling and visibility on vehicle speed, idling, and ignition on/off status. It can also track the mileage a vehicle runs in each state to make fuel tax reporting easier.
Alerts and reports are e-mailed to all fleet designated users including service organizations whether they are in-house or outsourced tire dealers.
“We talked to fleet managers to better understand their needs and what they really want from today’s technology. It was obvious that knowing where the vehicle is when there is a tire problem or at any other time was at the top of their lists. Knowing the exact location and where the closest tire service provider or other point of interest is can significantly reduce downtime” Fisher said.
TireVigil also eliminates the complexity of reprogramming vehicle electronics after a tire change with its technician-friendly servicing app that records tire service work and changes sensor positions with a click of a mouse, the company said. The service app can also be used to monitor the driver by tracking where a vehicle has been, its speed and when the ignition was turned on and off. The TireVigil in-cab display will log when the driver acknowledges tire alerts which is an important feature for fleets that hold the driver responsible for the safety of the vehicle and its tires.
Cloud-based software analyses all tire and vehicle data which can be integrated with fleet back-end FMS systems.