With an integrated Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, WEBFLEET TPMS is the collaboration that offers 24/7 tyre insight for trucks and buses across Europe. The TPMS checks tyre pressure, temperature and offers alerts to drivers, to provide tyre solutions and telematics data through the Bridgestone Company.
Wetfleet TPMS Targetted at Bus and Truck Fleets
WEBFLEET TPMS, the collaboration between the telematics solutions provider, Wetfleet Solutions and Bridgestone Tyre has been developed to ensure safe and sustainable mobility on the road through predictive tyre management. The device has been created especially for heavy commercial vehicles, such as trucks and buses.
The device works by having all information sent to the WEBFLEET Telematics Service Platform for analysis. When an issue is detected, WEBFLEET alerts the fleet manager in the office and/or the driver in the cab at that exact moment. This allows them to take action before the issue evolves into a more serious problem that could lead to accidents, disruptions and costly vehicle downtime.
Welcoming the finalised product, Paul Verheijen, Vice President Product Management of Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, said: “The majority of heavy truck breakdowns on European roads are caused by tyre-related issues such as underinflated tyres. Manual pressure checks are time-consuming and slow leaks are very difficult for drivers to detect. WEBFLEET TPMS is not only digitising and automating this entire process, but it also directly enables the fleet operator to make fast, informed decisions to improve road safety and reduce tyre-related costs and downtime.”
How the Instant Notifications are Triggered
When abnormal tyre pressure or temperature is detected, a colour coded trigger is given. The colours reflect the severity of the issue, which helps users to determine the right course of action. The sensors for the device are precise and easy to install, as they can be fitted without removing the tyre. They enable the TPMS solution to detect under or overinflation before it’s visible. While properly inflated tyres increase safety, they also offer better fuel efficiency and a longer tyre service life. All of this translates to less CO2 emissions and extended tyre life.
Jan-Maarten de Vries, CEO of Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, explained, “With WEBFLEET TPMS, we are reinforcing our market leadership in connected transport solutions, By adding real-time tyre insights to WEBFLEET, transport companies have control and visibility over their entire fleet operation – all from one interface.”
de Vries ended by adding about the relevancy of the TPMS, “For years, business fleets have been using telematics solutions to understand and leverage their vehicle data. Now, we are using this telematics data to optimise tyre performance. Our TPMS solution is just the beginning of further innovations in connected tyre technology enabled by the combined strength of Bridgestone and Webfleet Solutions.”