EU Safety Regulation – Goodyear Discuss Mandatory Tyre Monitoring

Tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) become a compulsory fitment on all new registered trucks, trailers, buses and coaches from 2024 across Europe. This follows the phased compulsory fitment on light vehicles from 2014 and new truck and bus type approvals from July 2022. The legislation is driven primarily by safety and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Incorrectly inflated tyres wear faster and waste fuel, as well as being at risk of unexpected failure. Clearly, mandating TPMS is a step forward for safety and efficiency.

However, Goodyear recommends that operators look into advanced solutions that harness the functionality of TPMS with the power of intelligent tyre management solutions. Goodyear Total Mobility does not only offer you a trusted TPMS solution, but it also offers you access to a full suite of fleet management solutions.

Going further to drive results 

Whereas the mandatory system requires only that a warning signal is illuminated in the vehicle’s cab in case of a low tyre pressure, Goodyear TPMS goes further, providing a complete overview of tyre pressure and temperature per wheel position.

Goodyear introduced a preventative TPMS solution many years before it was mandated as part of its one stop shop value proposition, Goodyear Total Mobility. As a result, the company has built an extensive expertise in not only TPMS hardware, but also software solutions that drive results for leading transport companies. This includes a strategic collaboration with ZF providing access to the TRANSICS branded FMS. Connecting the dots between data streams from the trailer set up and total vehicle tyre management with just one inter-operational telematics unit, this 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, where there is a sudden loss of pressure or 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. While 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.

90% reduction in tyre-related breakdowns

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.

Furthermore, Goodyear’s end-to-end TPMS solution is 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.

Leading transportation companies across Europe have reduced tyre-related breakdowns by up to 90% with the support of Goodyear’s TPMS system. This innovative system puts operators 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.