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Stagecoach rolls out RFID-enabled tires for London bus fleet

After becoming the first major bus operator in the U.K. to accept smartcards on every one of its vehicles outside London, Stagecoach is furthering its position as a technology pioneer by using RFID to monitor the tires on its bus fleets. Working with Michelin, Stagecoach is deploying RFID-enabled tires across a fleet of 100 double-decker buses in London, representing the first major European rollout for RFID in commercial tires.

According to HGVIreland.com, Michelin is in the early phases of combining a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) with RFID for large commercial vehicle fleets after testing the technology in 50,000 tires over seven years.

In 2010, RFID 24-7 reported that Michelin was rolling out RFID for commercial fleets, and that the U.S. was close to mandating a tire track and trace program in 2001.

Here’s an excerpt from the story on HGVIreland.com:

Bill Schafer, Commercial Director of Michelin’s Truck and Bus division in the UK and Republic of Ireland, explains: “This new technology allows a technician to gather complete, extremely accurate tyre information in significantly less time than via a manual inspection. It also makes pressure checks safer; and since the valve is not opened, there is no loss of air.

“The increased speed of these checks will help fleets ensure their tyres remain in optimum condition for longer. This brings multiple benefits, since tyres maintained at the correct pressure last longer and improve fuel efficiency, which in turn reduces CO2 emissions.”

Michelin estimates that a tyre inflated to 1 bar less than the recommended pressure increases fuel consumption by up to 0.4 litres per 100 km. Tyres inflated 10 per cent below the recommended level experience a 15 per cent reduction in tyre life, whilst 30% underinflation reduces tyre life by 50 per cent. Studies of fleet operations also show that 75 per cent of tyre-related incidents are due to slow air leaks.

The introduction of this combined TPMS and RFID technology to the Stagecoach fleet in London is part of Michelin’s vision for the future. Schafer explains: “The goal is to continue putting the pieces in place to enable this new technology to be incorporated in more Michelin tyres, and made available to a wider customer base. We see TPMS and RFID-equipped tyres representing the future for many large commercial vehicle fleets.”

 

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