IRD to highlight tyre safety screening

IRD will present the company’s Tire Anomaly and Classification System (TACS), a proven technology for improving traffic safety and reducing emissions. Most commercial vehicle operators follow rigorous tyre safety regimes, but it is not always realistic to manually monitor and inspect commercial vehicles before a load is dispatched or after a trip is completed. 
August 22, 2022


Underinflated tyres not only decrease the efficiency of a vehicle, meaning more fuel is used, but they also pose an increased safety risk due to the effects on vehicle handling, increased rolling resistance, and by causing overheating leading to delamination and failure.

TACS deployments deliver big improvements in safety, efficiency, and user experience without the need to stop every vehicle for inspection. They help identify unsafe and inefficient tyre conditions and provide valuable feedback that encourages changes in operational and personal behaviour. 

The VectorSense sensors create a 3-D imaging profile of tyre conditions for each axle and each tyre of the vehicle. 

Since IRD introduced the technology, TACS has been widely adopted as part of weigh station preclearance systems in North America to identify flat, missing, or underinflated tyres on heavy commercial vehicles. Inspectors are empowered to levy fines and have the authority to take vehicles out of service. 

The need for TACS is clear as more than two per cent of vehicles at some locations have tyres with problems sufficient to warrant taking them off the road. 

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