Bridgestone & BRT operators in Brazil come together to test Tirematics.
Bridgestone Corporation, in partnership with Bridgestone do Brasil, announced today that it has commenced verification tests of a fleet solution using its proprietary IT system called Tirematics in cooperation with Rio de Janeiro’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) operators.
Tirematics is an IT system that uses sensors to measure air pressure and temperature of tyres for buses as well as commercial trucks. The system uses a cellular network to remotely monitor and transmit real-time information about the tyres as well as vehicle location. The Tirematics fleet solution can provide added value to operators by helping to ensure efficient and on-time operations of a BRT, as well as enhance passenger safety and comfort.
With Bridgestone’s Tirematics fleet solution, it is possible to interpret tyre information while on the road and in real-time, with a high degree of accuracy. When abnormal air pressures or temperatures are detected, the system will inform the service manager and the driver via an alert. This will make it possible to prevent unexpected operation problems or major delays caused by tyre failures.