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Michelin Connected Fleet Rolls Out Smart Predictive Tire Solution for the UK

Road transport operators can now benefit from Michelin Connected Fleet’s Smart Predictive Tire solution in the UK.

Smart Predictive Tire monitors pressure and wear, with real-time alerts that are more efficient and accurate than manual checks.

The solution combines information from the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), patented drive-over tread reading technology, and telematics data, with predictive algorithms to provide fleets with key insights. This allows them to monitor, manage and proactively anticipate tyre-related maintenance issues.

This facilitates better scheduling of maintenance with the operator’s tyre service provider. It also reduces the incidences of roadside events such as tyre deflations, which boosts fleet efficiency and productivity, as well as helping road transport operators to avoid incurring potential penalties for missed deliveries.

Ultimately, fleets using the technology can run their tyres for longer by accurately tracking the tread wear over time, confident that they are safe, legal and fuel efficient. Doing so will enhance the sustainability of their operation, reducing their carbon footprint. It will also help them in controlling their tyre costs, by utilising every millimetre of usable rubber on the tyres within the fleet.

Smart Predictive Tire was piloted in Spain last year, and is now available in Portugal and France, too. Data from real world results comparing three-months of fleet use vs the three-month period prior, showed a reduction in tyre-related incidents of up to 80 per cent; a 10 per cent improvement in tyre life, and a 3 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Maxime Dupuy, UK Sales Director, Michelin Connected Fleet, says: “Smart Predictive Tire is the first time we combine our know-how in connected fleet solutions, our expertise in tyres and services with our own technologies to bring added value to our customers. Michelin Connected Fleet helps improve operator’s performance, simplify maintenance, increase the uptime of assets and reduce their environmental impact.”

Smart Predictive Tire is part of Michelin Connected Fleet’s suite of services, which are designed to provide the tools and data fleet operators and managers need to perform their roles effectively.

In addition, Michelin Connected Fleet’s Smart Reports and consultancy service mean that customers can enjoy expert support on how to turn the captured data into meaningful insights and actions.