RICHMOND, B.C. — SmarTire Systems Inc. has announced that its new wireless gateway product line will carry the SmartWave brand.
The SmartWave brand will apply to all products developed under SmarTire’s wireless gateway architecture. Under the SmartWave brand, the company will initially introduce three versions of its tire pressure and monitoring systems: Alert, Plus and Fleet.
Alert provides basic safety features, while Plus provides additional functions that are designed to enable fleets to achieve savings in fuel and tire costs. SmarTire’s Fleet product will provide off-vehicle communications to the Fleet’s service centres. Fleet is also designed to provide information such as tire history, diagnostic and prognostic information.
“SmartWave creates new ways for OEMs and their dealer channels to increase the value of their products to their customers,” said Al Kozak, SmarTire president and CEO. “SmartWave products will enable the OEM’s customers to achieve a higher return on their investments in fleet vehicles and a higher level of safety for their drivers.”
Dana’s Commercial Vehicle Systems group recently signed an agreement to market and sell SmarTire’s tire pressure and temperature monitoring systems to the commercial truck, bus and RV markets throughout North America, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.
“Our plans for implementing additional functions into the SmartWave architecture fit closely with Dana’s strategy of tire management and advanced system solutions for commercial vehicles,” Kozak added. “Together with Dana, we intend to develop additional wireless sensing and control applications that will increase the value of Dana’s products to its OEM customers.”
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