Tires can be one of the most expensive items in a commercial truck. Adding sensors that can send data back to a fleet management system can help companies save money and keep trucks on the road longer.
Allow Clients To Adjust The Pressure Of Individual Tires
As the number of autonomous trucks goes up, suppliers expect to see a growing demand for smart tires. They are expected to allow clients to adjust the pressure of individual tires in order to improve fuel efficiency, which can result in significant savings for fleets. Moreover, they are also expected to allow clients to detect leaks and to retread the tires at the optimal time. This will help reduce operating costs and increase tire life.
When a leak in the tire is detected, it can save you money by preventing further damage and prevent accidents. In addition, it can also improve the overall performance of the truck by reducing fuel consumption and emissions, while limiting CO2 production. Smart tires also monitor the air pressure of each tire, which is important for ensuring that the truck stays on the road. Proper air pressure can make the truck more responsive, improve traction and controllability, and reduce hydroplaning.
Improve Fuel Efficiency
Smart tires are expected to improve fuel efficiency by increasing the number of miles a truck can drive before it needs to be retread. This will reduce the amount of fuel that is used and improve the environmental impact of heavy-duty trucks. These tires also allow for better traction on wet surfaces because they can detect when a tire is losing traction and alert drivers before the problem gets too serious. This can help them avoid accidents and other hazards, which could save fleets money in maintenance costs and increase safety. In addition, smart tires can be connected to a cloud service that can transmit data from the tires, providing fleet managers with visibility into their performance. This information will enable them to make informed decisions about their fleets’ operations and the need for preventative maintenance and repair.
Retread Tires At The Optimal Time
In order to extend the lifespan of tires, it is essential to ensure they are retread at the optimal time. This will help to increase their longevity and also reduce the total cost of ownership. For example, TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems are now available for commercial truck vehicles and trailers to provide real-time, contained pressure readings in each individual tire. The system can also alert users of any potential problems, including Temperature Compensated Pressure (TCP) and Dual Tire Imbalance alerts. Smart tires are just another step toward a more intelligent, automated mobility future.