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ATS launches digital tyre checking tool

Date: 30 May 2013   |   Author: Jack Carfrae

Tyre firm ATS Euromaster has developed an electronic inspection tool for van tyres. The company claims the Fleetsure tool, which comprises a PDA, an electronic tread depth gauge and an electronic tyre pressure gauge, will "radically improve" speed and accuracy for checking the condition and wear of LCV tyres.

The technology, which updates records at ATS, is pegged as a replacement for traditional mechanical tread depth gauges, which are said to vary in their accuracy.

David Bull, service quality manager - group operations at ATS, said: "When you consider our fleet inspectors check the tyres on more than 50,000 vehicles and trailers each month, a tool which allows us to speed up the process, while improving accuracy, is a fantastic resource to be investing in.

"Fleet managers and operators will be able to take a more holistic view of their fleet's overall tyre condition because our reporting will be much more detailed, and will help to make their job easier."