SOLON, Ohio (Aug. 27, 2015) — Mobile Awareness L.L.C. has produced an advanced commercial tire monitoring and tracking system it said will enable asset management in the trucking industry.
The MobileTRAQ system, compatible for any size fleet of trucks, collects and processes tire pressure and tire temperature information along with the GPS location.
Data from vehicles across the fleet are uploaded to the cloud and are accessible via the MobileTRAQ website, providing management and maintenance staff with real-time actionable data to prevent field breakdowns, said Mobile Awareness, which designs, develops and markets commercial vehicle safety products.
The commercial tire tracking system includes the TireStat triple-mount sensor that can be screwed onto valve stems, mounted inside the tire or attached directly to the inside of the tire. RFID enabled, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors allow for documentation and tracking throughout the life of the tire.
On the road, TireStat sensors track changes in pressure and temperature every minute, detecting up to a 0.1- percent drop in pressure over the course of that time, the company said. The sensors relay the data to the MobileTRAQ Que or Vue unit, which processes and stores the data and sends it to the cloud for real-time monitoring.
The fleet manager is notified by text or email whenever tire pressure or temperature rises above or falls below user-designated levels. By contacting the driver in the field, a tire problem is addressed before it escalates to the point of tire failure, the company said.
For trailers left in a lot, the TPMS sensors identify slow leaks. When dispatchers or fleet managers log into the website, they can see the pressure and temperature of every tire on a vehicle, combined with its specific location. Additionally, both warnings and alarms can be configured remotely on any asset for tire pressure and tire temperature.
Data compiled on the web can be collected and exported for any range of dates, the company said. Tire performance data can be used to evaluate different tire brands and anticipate maintenance needs. Comparisons between different routes, drivers, maintenance schedules, and other variables can also be analyzed.
In addition to facilitating an improved CSA rating and better fuel efficiency, TPMS can help prevent many of the blowouts that cause shipping delays and highway accidents, the company said.
“The whole premise behind developing MobileTRAQ was to address the second highest fleet maintenance expense, tire management, with a complete and cost-effective turnkey solution,” said CEO Gary Rothstein.
For more information, visit http://www.mobileawareness.com.