Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.
Wheely-Safe for Translink
Northern Ireland’s public transport provider Translink is completing the full fleet roll-out of Wheely-Safe’s latest generation technology.
Translink Protects Its 1,400-Strong Fleet With Wheely-Safe
Translink is equipping its entire 1,400-strong bus and coach fleet with the in-motion wheel loss detection system, which combines brake and hub temperature monitoring with an intelligent tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
David Barnett, General Manager – Engineering, Translink, says; “As a responsible public transport operator – moving thousands of people across Northern Ireland every day – safety is our top priority.
“Protecting our customers, employees and vehicles with Wheely-Safe’s technology is another important part of our ongoing process to install industry-leading health & safety standards across our fleet.
“We completed a thorough trial before securing the order which confirmed all the positive reports we had previously heard about the product. Having one system in place that alerts our drivers to a drop in tyre pressure, brake or hub overheating or a wheel nut loosening gives us real peace of mind.”
Translink has installed Wheely-Safe’s external TPMS sensors, which replace the valve cap and auto-pair with an in-cab solar receiver. These are fitted alongside a pair of wheel loss sensors on each wheel. Diagnostic software built into the receiver lets the business know all sensors are working and paired correctly.
Gary Broadfield, Group Managing Director, Wheely-Safe, says; “This is a significant contract – one of the largest since we first brought the technology to market. It’s great to know our latest generation technology is now protecting Translink’s entire bus fleet, and all their customers across Northern Ireland.”