Canadian firm aids SAE with TREAD law

RICHMOND, B.C. — SmarTire Systems says it is throwing its support behind the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) efforts to develop a Recommended Practice Document for tire monitoring.

The recommendations will eventually be used to assist the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHSTA) in defining new tire safety standards as required by the Transportation Recall Enhancement Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act.

By providing its in-depth tire monitoring expertise, SmarTire is advocating direct pressure and temperature measurement are included in any tire monitoring. The company says these are the best variables to watch in order to achieve the goal of improving tire safety while also providing a timely warning when tires are under-inflated.

Since 1999, John Bolegoh, SmarTire’s Technical Services Manger has provided technical information and written documentation to this U.S. government agency.

The rulemaking for the amendments to TREAD is to be completed by November.

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