TPMS is piloted on major highway in UK

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An advanced technology that provides instant tire pressure readings for cars, trucks and buses, without the need to stop the vehicle, is being piloted at Keele Services on the M6 (southbound), UK, this spring. The drive-over tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), launched by UK firm WheelRight, is said to remove the effort from the process of tire pressure checks and could bring huge safety benefits, too.

The pilot, which is being organized in partnership with the Highways Agency and Welcome Break services, will provide a unique insight into the state of the nation’s tires, while providing car and HGV drivers with a quick and easy way of checking their vehicles’ tires. Two WheelRight systems will be installed at Keele, one in the HGV area and another for private motorists, for three months.

John Catling, WheelRight’s chief executive, said, “We believe this innovation could dramatically change driver behaviours – leading to far more frequent checking of tire pressures. This simple, yet vital, change in culture could have a massive impact on road safety, the cost of motoring and our environment too. Better tire management will save lives, reduce petrol consumption and the need to replace tires so often.”

March 26, 2015

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