TireStamp Inc. has added a higher level of intelligence to each of its TireVigil TPMS products. This new concept, branded as IntellAlerting, provides visibility of tire problems when they are occurring as well as when they are being corrected. It sends tire alerts only to personnel who can actually take action based on a vehicle’s location and operating status.
Most TPMS products set off an in-cab alarm when tire pressures exceed preset limits requiring the driver to immediately react to each TPMS alert. In most fleets, drivers are not responsible for servicing their tires and when they are, they often do not react properly or don’t realize the severity of the tire problem.
TireStamp’s TireVigil with IntellAlerting operates in “sleep mode” when all the tires are within optimal, fleet customized parameters. The system continuously monitors tires in the background and tire data is sent to the TireVigil cloud where it is stored and further analyzed.
However, when a tire exceeds a fleet’s established threshold for underinflation or overheating, IntellAlerting immediately kicks in and sends alerts to appropriate fleet personnel and/or its tire service provider based on vehicle location and operating status. Thereafter the system provides 100% visibility to all interested personnel in real time by closely monitoring the tire until the problem is rectified.
An important aspect of IntellAlerting is its ability to recognize whether the vehicle is moving, parked in the fleet’s yard, or parked at another location. IntellAlerting then sends an alert only to those people the fleet has identified as requiring the alerts in various situations.
For example, if a vehicle is traveling down the road and a tire exceeds a fleet’s established under-inflation threshold, there is no need to send an alert to the technician back in the fleet’s garage 500 miles away. Instead the alert is directed to dispatch or the fleet’s designated Emergency Road Service. Or if the vehicle is parked in one of the fleet’s yards, only technicians within that fleet’s maintenance facility will receive the alert. And if the vehicle is parked in another distant location, the fleet can identify other appropriate personnel who should receive the alert and who can act upon it. That may be dispatch, a local tire dealer or someone else entirely. Alert recipients can also be further filtered based on the severity of the tire alert.