Bridgestone to roll out fleet TPMS system
Following the successful demonstration of its new TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) at the e-Safety Challenge 2011 event in Vienna on 31st May, Bridgestone Europe announced plans to roll out its commercial vehicle system in Europe this year.
Automation Systems Manager at Bridgestone Europe, Neil Purves, says “Pressure maintenance is critical to keeping our roads safe. Often it is running at low pressure for a prolonged period of time that causes tyres to finally fail.” As truck tyre failure can cause the tyre to break up, forcing following traffic to take sudden action to avoid debris in the road, early warning and remedial action through TPMS can help prevent dangerous situations. In addition to the safety aspect, a fleet with correct tyre pressures will run with longer tyre life, optimal fuel economy and reduced CO2 output.