How Does SmarTire Bus Work?

  1. Tire sensors mounted on each wheel measure tire pressure and temperature every 12 seconds and wirelessly transmit tire data every three to five minutes to a receiver mounted on the vehicle.
  2. Industrially designed for the rugged requirements of a commercial bus chassis, the receiver processes the data transmissions and compares them to pre-programmed settings to determine if a tire is under-inflated.
  3. At the push of a button, real-time tire pressure and temperature information is then available to the driver via a dash mounted display. If the system detects a tire that is operating under-inflated or extremely hot, the system automatically warns the driver to the condition before it becomes dangerous.
  4. SmarTire's universal hand tool acts like an 'electronic billy-club' allowing maintenance personnel to wirelessly 'ping' a tire to measure its real-time tire pressure. The maintenance hand tool improves inflation accuracy and reduces diagnostic time in order to keep every tire rolling cost effectively.

This data can then be used to:

  • Alert the driver of a loss of air pressure or of a dangerously high tire temperature.
  • Inform the fleet manager of tire-related issues by linking through Telematics systems.
  • Provide inflation information to maintenance personnel to ensure optimum operating conditions.
  • Reduce overall vehicle operating costs and safety risks.