Pirelli has announced two new fleet solutions: Cyber Fleet Smart and Cyber Fleet Gate. According to Pirelli, these solutions have been designed to optimize management costs, increase safety and efficiency when it comes to tires, reduce both vehicle stoppage times and CO2 emissions. Cyber Fleet Smart and Cyber Fleet Gate communicate via Bluetooth and speed up tire monitoring.
Both solutions are connected to the Pirelli Cloud, where tire data is analyzed to supply information and predictions about fuel consumption, vehicle efficiency, and maintenance. The experience Pirelli gained from the first version of Cyber Fleet allowed for a ground-up redesign of the system to bring it closer to the real needs of transport companies, bringing installation times practically down to zero.
The introduction of these latest products on the market will begin in the first quarter of 2019, starting from Italy and the United Kingdom, with Germany and Brazil following in the second quarter of the year, and will come to the U.S. by the end of 2019.
More info on each is below.
Cyber Fleet Smart
The Cyber Fleet Smart system is a plug and play solution, composed of sensors fitted to the inner liner of the tire which communicates directly to a free smart app which can be installed onto the smartphone of the fleet manager, vehicle driver or owner. The users of the app can configure their fleets as they wish, and have updated vehicle data always at hand. Whenever the tires are checked sensors send information about pressures and temperatures directly to the app and alarms are triggered in case of any issue. Tire checks now take a matter of seconds compared to the traditional 15-20 minutes required for the manual operation, according to Pirelli.
The tire status data obtained is then transmitted to the Pirelli cloud and shared with any devices the customer has authorized. Monthly, the customer will receive a tire usage report with information about the efficiency of his fleet. Cyber Fleet Smart requires no additional hardware or subscription.
Cyber Fleet Gate
Cyber Fleet Gate includes all of the features of Cyber Fleet Smart with several additional enhancements, including remote tire monitoring activities. A “traffic light” fitted at the warehouse captures data from the sensors and analyzes it in real time. A green light comes on if all the tires are as they should be and a red one comes on if an intervention on one or more tires is needed. Cyber Fleet Gate solution also relays information to Cyber Fleet Control, which is a web portal that can be consulted at any time by the fleet manager. Every time a vehicle enters or exits the warehouse, the tires are checked and the information is relayed back to the traffic light. A report also comes with the Gate solution and provides the fleet manager with useful data so that he can best manage his tires, improve the vehicle efficiency of his fleet, carry out preventative maintenance, and effectively decrease fuel consumption and increase both driver and road safety, the company says.