A patented technology that transforms the way transport fleets manage tyres.

Tyres are a critical resource for transport companies.
 
Our Silent Sensors system allows tyres to be easily and regularly maintained throughout their lives. Including repair, reuse and recycling.

 

 

Our system

 

Saves money   //    Increases tyre life   //   Saves human life

 

 

This is how it works

The system is simple. It needs no battery but uses passive RFID sensor technology. It uses a mat (already developed) that trucks drive over, a reader and a sensor that precisely monitors tyre pressure and temperature.

 

In-Tyre Sensor

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  • A passive (batteryless) RFID pressure sensor
     
  • Modifies the operating frequency of the resonant circuit within an RFID system using a MEMS barometric pressure sensor
     
  • Sensor is powered by the RF field from the associated reader

Mat Reader

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The mat reader requests data from each of the sensors in each wheel assembly in turn.
The reader, through its own antenna, transmits enough power to the sensor to activate it. The RFID chip then transmits it's own signal back to the reader, both identifying the specific tire and the pressure of the tire. This whole process takes just a fraction of a second, and can be conducted from a range of 800mm. 

 

Truck, Sensor and Reader in Motion

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Depending on the reader type, this information can be read into the cab of the vehicle, transmitted to the online database, or displayed on the reader screen and uploaded at a later time.

 

 

The reader repeatedly requests data from each of the sensors in each wheel assembly in turn and sends this data to the cab for display

The reader repeatedly requests data from each of the sensors in each wheel assembly in turn and sends this data to the cab for display


 

This offers big benefits

  1. Greater fuel efficiency – when 25% of a haulage company’s costs are fuel, small fuel savings become big. We estimate between 2% and 6% fuel savings.
     

  2. Increased tyre life – by managing your tyres properly, you will achieve a significantly longer life for tyres.
     

  3. Much safer tyres 20% of road accidents are caused by tyre failures. Fewer failures mean fewer accidents.
     

Our system comes at a very low cost compared to current systems. 

 

 
Wow, why didn’t I think of that? It’s brilliant. There will be thousands of applications for this.
— Professor Sanjay Sarma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

 

We have an experienced team, all with a technological and entrepreneurial background. We have come a long way and now we want to build on what we have already done and seize these opportunities.
 

  •  We have two patents protecting 67% of the world market
     
  •  We have a full trial with one of the UK’s biggest truck fleets
     
  • US and EU legislation makes TPMS mandatory for cars
  • Commercial vehicles still lack mandatory legislation
 

 

There are 15 million trucks and 1 billion tyres in use annually. 

Our aim is to develop a mass manufactured version so that we can realise economies of scale to reduce costs even further.