ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 10, 2002)—Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) has introduced an Internet-based truck tire monitoring system that it claims is the first of its type to provide fleet managers with real-time information needed to minimize costs and maintain peak efficiency.
The eTire System is an integrated system that incorporates an InTire Sensor, sidewall-mounted SensorDock, hand-held or drive-by reader system and Bib Track software to accurately capture and instantly report tire pressure, wheel position and maintenance information, the tire maker said. The InTire Sensor can be attached to any brand of truck tire, allowing a fleet to monitor and track all of their tires, the company said.
Michelin unveiled the system Oct. 10 in Orlando to members of the tire and truck trade press.
“The Michelin eTire System is an integrated system that puts technology to work,” said Randy Clark, vice president of marketing for MATT. “Michelin is the only company to provide the technology and the integrated system necessary to make commercial truck sensors viable and beneficial for fleets.”
The system, he added, has been road tested for more than two years, “proving its durability and functionality for fleets across North America.”