DURHAM, N.C. — Tyrata Inc., a tire sensor and data management company, has expanded its IntelliTread tire-tread wear sensor platform to include a low-profile drive-over system.
The IntelliTread Drive-Over-System (DOS) provides actionable data regarding tire treadwear when a vehicle drives over the speed-bump-like unit.
The introduction of the IntelliTread DOS is "consistent with our objectives to enhance tire safety and provide unique value-added services for customers in the tire industry," Aaron Franklin, chief technology officer at Tyrata, said.
"Through advanced data extraction, handling and analytics, the IntelliTread DOS delivers critical data points that can be used to extend the life of a tire, or keep worn tires off the road to minimize tread-related tire failures. This new capability is ideal for our fleet customers because it allows them to get started with tread monitoring right away, without any change in their operations."
The system was developed based on the "unmet" need of fleet management, automotive service centers and truck depots for low-cost, real-time monitoring of tread wear in both automotive and commercial vehicle tires. Sensors in Tyrata's drive-over system are linked to cloud-based data analytics to alert service and depot managers as to the actual condition of their tire tread.
The company says the IntelliTread DOS is easy to implement, operate and maintain. Moreover, Tyrata plans to provide all of the hardware, software and analytics for the system with no up-front costs as part of a data package and agreement.
The IntelliTread Drive-Over-System is being implemented in pilot evaluations.