Indian tyre manufacturer JK Tyre & Industries Ltd launched their new Smart
Tyre range at the Auto Expo 2020. The company is the first in the sector to
launch smart tyres technology. The tyres were unveiled in the presence of Dr.
Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre &
first-of-its kind cloud based monitoring system; Smart Tyres warrants
maintenance of tyres through timely diagnostics by using sensors integrated
with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS). The sensors thus augment
updates on tyre health via multiple digital platforms like the company’s
indigenous TREEL Care app and web page.
Smart Tyre technology allows for early detection of issues and deployment of
timely preventive measures to avoid them and also deliver higher fuel
efficiency upto 4-5% leading to reduction in carbon emission. In addition,
through this technology, the tyre life is enhanced thereby minimizing
Smart Tyre technology is compatible with cars, bikes and trucks/buses. It is
available in three variants for cars- Smart Tyre Sensor Car Kit: Valve, MTrac
Smart Sensor Car & Truck Kit: Valve and MPower Smart Sensor Car Kit: Valve.
Similarly it is available in two variants for bikes- Smart Tyre Sensor Bike
Kit: Belt and MTrac Smart Sensor Bike Kit: Belt.
Concept Tyre Zone:
with the launch of Smart Tyre Technology, the company also showcased an
exciting array of concept tyres at the Auto Expo 2020. These included puncture
proof tyres, EV tyres, coloured tyres, fuel saver tyres and tubeless tyres.
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