Richmond, British Columbia - Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool NV has selected SmarTire to supply its tyre pressure and temperature monitoring systems on its buses and coaches.
Van Hool, based in Koningshooikt, Belgium, is Europe's largest independent bus manufacturer. The company exports 85 percent of its buses and coaches, 60 percent of them to Europe and an average of 600 coaches a year to the United States. Van Hool produces 1700 buses and coaches and 4000 commercial vehicles per year.
Jan Ruyts, Automotive Relations Manager of Van Hool, said, "SmarTire is on the leading edge of sensing devices with its tyre pressure monitoring system. We value safety in our vehicles and this agreement with SmarTire validates our reputation for dependable, quality buses and coaches."
SmarTire's SmartWave TPMS provides drivers with real-time tyre information while their vehicles are in motion. At a push of a button, the SmarTire system displays each tyre's temperature and pressure deviation. If the system detects a loss of air pressure or abnormally high tyre temperature, a bright warning light automatically alerts the driver to the condition.
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Press release from SmarTire