TireStamp Inc. said its new TireVigil TPMS is the first tire pressure monitoring system that meets the new TPMS 2.0 standard for commercial TPMS products.
Built specifically for commercial fleet operations, TireVigil TPMS incorporates wireless technologies that provide remote diagnostics for tires so fleet personnel and drivers are aware of developing tire problems and can react appropriately, depending upon their vehicles’ location.
Peggy Fisher, TireStamp president, said the company had four goals in designing the product: “Build a TPMS product that fits seamlessly with existing commercial truck tire maintenance practices; build a product that all fleets can afford; incorporate telematics technology into it to provide vehicle location anywhere, anytime to the service organization; and substantially reduce installation time to less than 1 hour.”
In addition to providing alerts for underinflation, overinflation, overheating and differences in dual tire pressures, TireVigil also reminds fleets to retorque wheel nuts after tire changes, not only preventing tire damage, but also wheel-offs and tire fires resulting from frozen bearings and dragging brakes. The maker added that every alert reports the vehicle’s last known location and provides vehicle mapping and tracking, as well as providing reminders for PM scheduling and visibility on vehicle speed, idling and ignition on/off status. Alerts and reports are e-mailed to all fleet designated users, including service organizations whether they are in-house or outsourced tire dealers.
“We talked to fleet managers to better understand their needs and what they really want from today’s technology. It was obvious that knowing where the vehicle is when there is a tire problem or at any other time was at the top of their lists. Knowing the exact location and where the closest tire service provider or other point of interest is can significantly reduce downtime,” Fisher said.
TireVigil TPMS offers a technician-friendly Servicing App that records tire service work and changes sensor positions with a click of a mouse. The Service App can also be used to monitor the driver by tracking where a vehicle has been, its speed and when the ignition was turned on and off. The in-cab display will log when the driver acknowledges tire alerts, which the company said is an important feature for fleets that hold the driver responsible for the safety of the vehicle and its tires.
The system uses cloud-based software to analyze all tire and vehicle data, which can be integrated with fleet back-end FMS systems.