How Does SmarTire Bus Work?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.