Goodyear Prepares UK Fleets for Mandatory EU Safety Regulation

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As tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) will become a compulsory fitment on all newly registered trucks, trailers, buses and coaches from 2024 onwards across Europe, Goodyear is preparing UK fleets which operate on European roads.

TPMS Offers Step Forward for Safety and Efficiency

Incorrectly inflated tyres wear faster and waste fuel while also adding to the risk of unexpected failure. Goodyear, therefore, recommends that operators research advanced solutions that harness the functionality of TPMS with the power of intelligent tyre management solutions. For Goodyear, its Total Mobility package not only offers a TPMS solution and a range of other fleet management solutions.  

In terms of EU regulations, whereas the mandatory system requires only that a warning signal is illuminated in the vehicle’s cab in case of low tyre pressure, Goodyear’s TPMS provides an overview of tyre pressure and temperature per wheel position.  

Goodyear had already introduced a preventative TPMS solution as part of the Total Mobility package, before the EU mandated a change in policy. During the following years, the company extended its software solutions, which includes its strategic collaboration with ZF that provides access to the TRANSICS branded FMS. Connecting the dots between data streams from the trailer set-up and total vehicle tyre management through one inter-operational telematics unit, the system enables the fleet operator to make the right data-based decision in a split second.

Its smart algorithm will also inform on the severity of the issue so appropriate action can be taken. Providing added value input to the fleet manager to prevent further issues. For instance, if there is a sudden loss of pressure or a steady increase in tyre temperature, the fleet operator and driver will be alerted to check the vehicle and tyre as soon as possible and await help from Goodyear’s service network. 

A slow loss of pressure will trigger an appointment to have the pressure corrected and the tyre checked and repaired at a convenient time and location. In the first instance, this action is very likely to enable the tyre to be saved by prompt action and the risk of a failure or incident virtually eliminated, while in the second, disruption and extra cost are minimised.    

How Goodyear’s TPMS Monitors Pressure and Temperature 

Goodyear’s TPMS has a sensor mounted in the well of each wheel that constantly monitors the pressure and temperature of the fitted tyre. Data is directly transferred via on-vehicle telematics to the Goodyear computer cloud. Raw data is analysed by Goodyear’s proprietary algorithms, which rapidly identify abnormalities from individual tyres. 

Goodyear’s end-to-end TPMS solution is also brand agnostic and can be fitted to all tractors and trailers across a fleet. The data is transformed into easily understood reports and suggested actions and relayed to the vehicle’s driver and operator.  

Transportation companies across Europe have noticed reduced tyre-related breakdowns by up to 90% from some of the studies for Goodyear’s TPMS, allowing operators to stay ahead of the curve by monitoring the health of their tyres, contributing to road safety, increasing uptime, lowering the carbon footprint, extending the tyre life and better managing increasing energy costs.

About the author

Adrian, located in Madrid, is joining the editorial team as a correspondent for the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group. Before starting in 2020 for Commercial Tyre Business, Adrian graduated with an English degree before working within marketing and recruitment in the non-profit sector. Recently he changed direction, undertaking a course in Marketing and International Business as a means towards moving into the journalism field, which he counts as his lifelong ambition.

Email: adrian.stuart@retreadingbusiness.com

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