ERJ staff report (DS)
Essen, Germany - Pirelli has said its CyberFleet wil be on sale before the end of 2012. Trials on 13 heavy goods vehicles are going well, with results of the first phase of testing said to be positive.
CybrFleet is a remote system for tyre fleet management. Initial results revealed at the Essen show suggest that it can offer fuel savings of up to 1000 Euros per year on each vehicle. The savings are achieved through accurate tyre pressure monitoring and maintenance., which leads to improved fuel economy. However, the intial tests showed that wear is more even, further extending tyre life and that personnel costs are reduced.
Tests have shown that the investment required to buy Cyber Fleet will be returned completely within just six months of use, not to mention the added safety advantages that the system brings. The tests, which were carried out using a large private municipal services fleet that transports both goods and people, got underway in April and are still running.
The tests involve 13 heavy goods vehicles, including three coaches, three buses, three industrial transporters, two dustcarts and two trucks. These vehicles, running on Pirelli tyres equipped with sensors, have covered more than 20,000 kilometres so far, accumulating data that can be used for tyre management.
In Essen Pirelli reveals for the first time the scores on the labels, which as well as rolling resistance also grade noise and wet braking. These ratings confirm the quality of Pirelli's ecological truck tyres: Super Single ST:01 scores 'A' in wet braking for instance, while FH:01 scores 'B' in rolling resistance.
At the Essen show, Pirelli is also launching a new homepage for the truck section on its company website. This highlights the products from the 01 Series, the forthcoming European tyre label, and a new section on fleet services.
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Press release from Pirelli