Mobile Awareness has developed the MobileTRAQ truck tire pressure monitoring and tracking system designed for asset management.
MobileTRAQ collects and processes tire pressure and tire temperature information along with the GPS location. Data is uploaded to the cloud and is accessible through the MobileTRAQ website, providing management and maintenance staff with real-time data to help prevent field breakdowns.
The tracking system uses TireStat triple-mount sensors that can be screwed onto valve stems, mounted inside the tire or attached directly to the inside of the tire. The sensors are RFID enabled to allow for documentation and tracking throughout the life of the tire.
TireStat sensors track changes in pressure and temperature every minute, detecting a change as small as a 0.1% drop in PSI in a tire. The sensors relay the data to the MobileTRAQ Que or Vue unit which processes and stores the data and is sent to the cloud for real-time monitoring.
A fleet manager is notified by text or email whenever tire pressure or temperature rises above or falls below user-designated levels. By contacting the driver in the field, a tire problem can be addressed before it escalates to the point of tire failure.
By equipping trailers with MobileTRAQ Que units, fleet management has constant access to the tire pressure and GPS location of each asset. Even when a trailer is dropped in a lot and left unattended, the tire pressure monitoring system sensors identify slow leaks that would otherwise go undetected on stationary trailers.
When the dispatcher or fleet manager logs into the website, they can see the pressure and temperature of every tire on a vehicle, combined with its specific location. Additionally, both warnings and alarms can be remotely configured on any asset for tire pressure and tire temperature.
Data compiled on the web can be collected and exported for any range of dates. The performance data can be used to evaluate different tire brands and anticipate maintenance needs.