DUBUQUE, Iowa — E-Solution Professionals Pty Ltd. (ESP) has developed technology it claims will allow consumers to calculate tire tread depth by using the camera on a smartphone.
ESP, an Australian web development software company that specializes in the tire industry, said its Monocular Tread Depth Reader uses artificial intelligence and modern machine learning in order for the computer to perceive and record depth accurately and easily.
The tool is expected to become available for use commercially for wholesalers and retailers in May.
According to the company, the tool was developed with help from Precision Automotive Equipment Australia and Hunter Engineering Co.'s Quick Tread Edge drive-over scanner with an integrated LPR camera. ESP said the technology has been "extensively tested" at a Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia workshop.