Nokian Tyres has revealed that its ‘Intuitu’ smart tyre technology is now available for agricultural tyres, with sales starting in Finland.
Through the use of embedded sensors, the system is able to update users on tyre condition via a mobile app.
Matthew Crocker, product manager at Nokian Tyres said: “Fleet managers in particular were excited about the prospect of having vital tire information and alarms available with a minimal need for configuration.
“Premium tractor tyres are an investment you want to look after.”
Nokian says that once purchased, smart tyres are registered in the Intuitu application, which shows the tyre position and pressure as well as temperature data for all vehicles with smart tyres.
In the app, a fleet owner can invite as many drivers and vehicles as needed. This means the driver can stay up to date and get alerts on the currently used vehicle, while the fleet manager can look at the big picture and get the most out of tyres and machinery.
Crocker added: “Knowing how your tyres are doing helps you save on fuel costs and improves working safety.
“But the digital dimension of the tyres has the potential to be much more, and we have many great ideas in the pipeline.”