The company reckons its patented sensor technology already protects thousands of vans, trucks and buses in the UK against tyre underinflation which it says can increase running costs, CO² emissions and stopping distances.
The same benefits are now available to farmers and contractors with standalone kits (prices start below £200) providing driver alerts, or fully-connected open platform systems which plug into a machine’s telematics or CANbus.
The patented sensor technology includes an auto-calibrating internal tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensor. Adhering to the wheel rim the sensor distinguishes between intentional pressure adjustments, and genuine underinflation or leakage. The sensors auto-pair with the receiver, which says the company, makes it hassle-free for tractors which regularly pull different trailers.
The keyring-sized walkaround checker is also new. Designed for use as part of a driver’s daily inspections, it can be held against any Wheely-Safe TPMS sensor and a series of red, amber and green lights report the latest sensor status. Red highlights an issue requiring immediate attention. Connected devices record a log of the walkaround inspections.