When it comes to enhance economy and safety for fleets, the correct tyre pressure plays an important role. Schmitz Cargobull offers its own tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) for this purpose.
With the correct inflation pressure, technical control of the tyres is easier, and both driving behavior and driving safety are significantly improved. The correct tyre pressure contributes to extend the service life of the tyres, to reduce fuel consumption as well as CO2 emissions and thus to increase economic efficiency. It pays to have TPMS on board to prevent tyre related breakdowns.
In the EU it is expected that a TPMS becomes mandatory for new trailers and semi-trailers in 2024. Schmitz Cargobull is already now providing its customers with innovative solutions to meet the requirements. The TrailerConnect telematics system, which is installed ex works in reefers and curtainsiders is equipped with an integrated TPMS receiver module as standard, so that only the Bluetooth sensors on the rim need to be added if required. Via the TrailerConnect platform, the status of the trailers and tyres can thus be easily and conveniently monitored in real time and warnings issued in the event of deviations. This future-proofs the vehicle and saves the customer from cost-intensive retrofitting. Tyre pressure information is also sent to the tractor unit via the CAN bus.
TyreManager app: Smart app for tyre sensor positioning
Schmitz Cargobull is also continuously developing its vehicle-related services. With the TrailerConnect TyreManager app, the tyre sensors can be easily configured by the customer or service partner after a tyre change or replacement, and all relevant tyre data is immediately available in the TrailerConnect portal. Time-consuming workshop visits are minimised and vehicle availability and safety are increased.
beSmart App: Status recognition for the driver
With the beSmart app, the driver can read out and monitor the status of the tyre pressures on his trailer at any time. Alarm messages in the event of deviations enable him to react at an early stage and thus minimise downtimes. In addition, the tyre pressure information is also transmitted to the tractor unit. This enables permanent monitoring and quick intervention by the driver.
About Schmitz Cargobull
With an annual production of around 42,500 trailers and with around 5,700 employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe’s leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, trailers and truck bodies for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. The company achieved sales of approximately €1.74 billion in the 2020/21 financial year. As a pioneer in the industry, the North German company developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and consistently established quality standards spanning every level from research and development, through production and service contracts, to trailer telematics, financing, spare parts, and used vehicles.