ProovStation Partners with Michelin to Offer New Automatic Tyre Inspection System

Michelin QuickScan technology

Michelin and ProovStation have joined forces to offer a technical solution for the automatic inspect of tyre conditions with Michelin bringing its expertise in data analysis to reduce inspection time and costs. The MICHELIN QuickScan technology, a unique solution initially designed for truck tyres, has now been adapted to the needs of passenger cars. 

Michelin and ProovStation Join Forces 

The vehicle inspection technology developed by ProovStation, a European benchmark in automated inspection systems, is now reinforced by the experience of Michelin, thanks to its MICHELIN QuickScan solution. This technology can be used to automatically and instantly check tyre wear with pinpoint precision. 

Until recently, a vehicle inspection lasted around 30 minutes, of which 10% was spent checking the condition of tyres. Now, thanks to the combination of ProovStation and Michelin solutions, these checks are reduced to less than a minute for the entire vehicle, including just a few seconds for the tyres. Simultaneously, the costs of said inspections are reduced while their reliability is increased. 

In addition to MICHELIN QuickScan technology, protected by more than 15 patents, Michelin brings its expertise in tyre data analysis, where it uses its own artificial intelligence algorithms. Already proven on truck tyres, MICHELIN QuickScan works through scanners, a technology that has been adapted for the first time to passenger cars. It has the advantage that it can be installed quickly, in less than four hours, without the need for electrical installation. The magnetic scanner works in all weather conditions (rain, snow, etc.) and for all types and brands of tyres and vehicles. In addition, it is the only technology of this type that exists on the market that does not require any cleaning due to the possible dirt that may occur during use, such as mud. 

“We are proud to announce this first technological and commercial alliance with a renowned company like Michelin, after several months of work. It confirms the viability of our strategy, focused on collaboration and knowledge sharing to better serve our clients. With this global innovation we are able to offer unmatched levels of quality, speed and unit cost for each inspection,” says Cédric Bernard, CEO of ProovStation. 

Anton Thomas, Director of Connected Mobility Services at Michelin, adds: “We are delighted to partner with ProovStation, which gives us the opportunity to pool our knowledge in the field of digital inspection. Leveraging complementary strengths is perfectly aligned with Michelin's open innovation approach. This new offering demonstrates our ability to use mobility data through artificial intelligence to provide innovative services to our customers. 

About the author

Charlotte Nahon is the Communications and Digital Executive for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2018, Charlotte has been in the Digital and Communications sector, working in Canada as well as Spain. Her degree is in Communication Studies from the University of Ottawa, and ever since graduating she has been writing for multiple sectors including automotive, energy, education, pharmaceuticals and more. 


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