TyreWatch to launch continuous wheel alignment monitoring system26 May 2021

Due for full UK roll-out in September, AutoAlign is a dynamic and unique vehicle monitoring system designed to combat the widespread problem of wheel misalignment which, according to TyreWatch, is unknowingly suffered by around 33% of all commercial vehicles in the UK.

Using the TyreWatch ‘connected technology’ platform, AutoAlign continuously monitors each vehicle and detects any wheel alignment issue as soon as it occurs and automatically notifies the operator so that immediate corrective action can be taken.

“This is all about good-old prevention rather than cure,” enthuses Mark Longden, co-founder of TyreWatch. “While we already have a mobile wheel and chassis alignment service in place, this new technology uses bespoke wheel sensors in harness with Formula 1-grade telematics to enable vehicle operators to remotely identify any misalignment issues before they become a serious and costly problem.”

In turn, says TyreWatch, the AutoAlign user can then connect with its TyreWatch wheel alignment service for corrective action to be taken, thereby ensuring accident prevention, tyre and vehicle downtime savings and significant reduction of harmful emissions.

“Just one degree out of alignment between the wheels and/or the vehicle centre will cause a 10% deficiency in tyre wear,” explains Longden. Therefore, early corrective action will greatly reduce carbon output and keep PM 10 and PM 2.5 tyre particulate emissions to a minimum.”

Transport Engineer

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