Reduced maintenance costs, fuel consumption and accidents
Bridgestone showcased its innovative Tirematics tire monitoring and monitoring system at the IAA 2016 in Hanover.
Tirematics covers all Bridgestone automotive tire solutions: IT systems that use sensors to remotely monitor, transmit and analyze real-time information such as tire and bus pressure and temperature.
The Tirematics Fleet Solution provides added value to fleet operators by proactively approaching tire maintenance before major issues arise, helping to avoid crashes and accidents while optimizing fleet life. rubber and leads to lower fuel consumption.
“Bridgestone's Tirematics solution is practical, cost-effective for fleets, and at the same time makes a significant contribution to improving tire performance, fuel economy and accident prevention,” said Neil Purvis, general manager, Solutions Business Unit, Bridgestone Europe. ...
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) has been in operation since 2013.
Bridgestone has been offering TPMS-based services as part of its fleet maintenance program since 2013 with the sensor and gate system unveiled at the 2016 Hannover Motor Show.
Each time the vehicle crosses the barrier, special sensors on the tires send their pressure information to the Bridgestone fleet server over the GSM network. Tire pressures are monitored in real time and if they are out of bounds, an email is automatically sent to the fleet and service provider so that immediate action can be taken. You can also create notifications automatically. Currently, over 100 buses are monitored through this server, with more than 000 buses being measured daily.
The future Tirematics system that provides continuous information in real time
Expanding on Tirematics' existing tire solution, Bridgestone is currently testing a system that will bring additional benefits to fleets. Besides pressure and temperature, the system sends other important information to the server in the long run, not just when the vehicle crosses the barrier. This information allows Bridgestone's state-of-the-art data processing system to respond more quickly to pressure problems by alerting the fleet and service personnel when a tire is dropping quickly. This system also uses advanced algorithms to generate an indicative maintenance schedule.
Cost-effective for fleets
Proactive alerts and regular maintenance reports keep the fleet and service provider running efficiently at optimal levels
Some fleets recorded a 75% reduction in tire accidents. In addition, fleets potentially save about 0.5% in fuel consumption by improving the condition of the vehicle fleet.
Bridgestone believes Tirematics will significantly reduce tire maintenance costs because by tracking tire information remotely, the system eliminates the need to manually check tire pressures. Better maintenance will subsequently enable tires to be used longer and safer, reducing prematurely discarded tires and the total number of used tires. With Bridgestone Tirematics solutions, fleet operators can look forward to further cost savings through more efficient implementation.
“In addition to the benefits of reducing tire maintenance costs and reducing accident costs, Bridgestone is also testing advanced applications. Combined with vehicle information, they can be useful to the fleet, allow us to select the most suitable tires for the job and allow us to provide the service we want, resulting in a longer vehicle life. ” - explains Neil Purvis.