Get Ready to Checkout Tyrata's IntelliTread™ DOS at Tire Technology Expo 2020
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Get Ready to Checkout Tyrata's IntelliTread™ DOS at Tire Technology Expo 2020

Cover Image Attribute: Tyrata's IntelliTread™ Drive-Over System (DOS) testing with the Durham City Transportation Corporation bus system.

Cover Image Attribute: Tyrata's IntelliTread™ Drive-Over System (DOS) testing with the Durham City Transportation Corporation bus system.

On February 25-27, Tyrata, Inc., a Durham-based tire sensor and data management company, will demonstrate its IntelliTread™ Drive-Over System (DOS) with integrated RFID technology at the Tire Technology Expo in Hanover, Germany. The RFID technology enables the DOS to correlate tread-depth information of each individual tire as part of an asset management system. The DOS fully automates tire tread monitoring. This not only eliminates the labor associated with manual tread measurements but also improves accuracy, enables scalability and identifies significant cost reduction for fleet managers. 

Tyrata is utilizing innovative RFID solutions from FineLine Technologies to track, trace and validate vehicle tires. Each tire is properly identified via the FineLine RFID solution and monitored for tread wear via the DOS.

The noninvasive, easy-to-install tire wear monitoring system can measure the tread depth on a variety of tire sizes, from passenger and light truck to commercial truck and bus radial (TBR) tires. The real-time measurement is collected when a vehicle drives over the low-profile, speedbump-like unit and the data is automatically correlated with each individual tire using the RFID tag. The DOS is based on solid-state sensor technology, is low maintenance and insensitive to road and tire debris. Customers purchase DOS data for tires on a monthly basis with no upfront hardware costs and no additional maintenance or software fees.


"In addition to providing fleet companies with the capability to automate tire management processes, Tyrata's Drive-Over System is seen as a key enabler of tires-as-a-service, ride-sharing, and other emerging business models," said Luka Lojk, VP of Sales and Marketing. "Moreover, with no up-front hardware or software costs, DOS should be a natural solution to deploy by any company seeking data-driven process and safety optimization."

"FineLine Technologies is pleased to showcase our state-of-the-art RFID technology integration with Tyrata's IntelliTreadTM Drive-Over System. We believe that the two products provide an unprecedented opportunity to create value to any customer wishing to extend tire-tracking automation with tread-depth data and other tire maintenance information," said Jan Svoboda, Director RFID Business Development.

The DOS is available for customer testing and is currently being validated with the Durham City Transportation Corporation bus system. In this test program, the IntelliTread™ DOS will measure and evaluate Durham buses' tire tread depth to provide actionable tire maintenance information. The rugged IntelliTread™ DOS is easy to install and operate, collecting data as buses drive over the low-profile, speed bump-like sensing unit. Data collected at the Durham City Transit Company bus depot will provide a foundation for other potential installations involving Durham fleet management sites, as well as other customers in the near future. 

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