German trailer builder, Kögel, is presenting a new trailer telematics module with automatic tyre detection at Solutrans in France.
According to Kögel, the new trailer telematics module, developed in cooperation with LDL Technology, will localise tyre pressure monitoring sensors in each tyre, allowing for efficient changeovers in any workshop.
The trailer builder has said that from Q2 2018 its customers can choose between the current telematics module or the new system with automatic tyre detection. Both modules are reportedly designed for systems coordinated with Kögel trailers, offering real-time access to trailer Electronic Braking Systems (EBS), tracking, cooling, tyre and trailer data on a Kögel web portal that is “easy to use”.
“The new trailer telematics module detects the tyre pressure sensors in the tyres and the position on the trailer automatically,” Kögel said in a statement. “This means that all the tyres equipped with a tyre pressure sensor can be replaced quickly and easily in the whole fleet. Naturally, this system also improves the reaction time in cases of pressure loss and reduces the risk of failure and accidents.”
In conjunction with the EBS modulator and a cooling device, the new Kögel trailer telematics module with automatic tyre detection reportedly supplies important data on the operating status of the trailer.
“The Kögel Telematics web portal can be used to evaluate this data as needed,” according to Kögel. “It is also possible to define the geo-fencing in the Kögel telematics web portal and to set alarms that then notify the forwarder, the repair shop or the fleet manager, either by text or email, about defined deviations in the set parameters.
“The Kögel Telematics app, the Kögel web portal or the fleet management system can be used by forwarding companies to access the following real-time data in addition to the standard ‘PosControl’ telematics data, such as locations, driving times and progress: ‘EBSControl’ provides information from the electronic braking system on items such as the braking response, mileage, speed, axle load, tyre pressure and brake wear.
“’TrailerControl’ shows the current coupling status, the opening state of the doors and the battery status, as well as whether the ignition of the tractor unit is switched on or off. ‘TempControl’ helps to monitor and control the temperature inside the refrigerated box vehicle and continuously monitors and documents the cooling chain, while also providing information about operating and service cycles.”