Field-testing of the Pirelli Cyber Fleet system continues. In the second half of July, Pirelli engineers installed – in collaboration with major retailers in Germany – the innovative TMS (Tyre Mounted System) on 15 vehicles of various fleets, arousing great interest and appreciation for both the dynamic and static systems.

The dynamic version of Cyber Fleet measures pressure, temperature and mileage in real-time, identifying any anomalies through the system’s connection to an onboard telematic control unit. The static version, instead, reads stationary vehicle data through a dedicated manual device. Both versions help optimize the cost of fleet management, reducing fuel costs (proper tyre pressure means less rolling resistance) and enabling better employee task distribution (due to maintenance scheduling and pressure control), all whilst ensuring regular tyre wear and, consequently, longer service life.

Customers involved in the test have experienced first-hand the advantages of Cyber Fleet, thanks to over 1,000,000 kilometres of travel registered so far by 98 installed sensors.

From 1 November 2012, with the introduction of the so called Euro-label, the report on rolling distance values, wet grip and external noise for tyres (in other words the classification) will come into effect. The energy efficiency class reported on the label is determined at optimal tyre pressure. Any slippage negatively impacts rolling resistance. Therefore, constantly checking a tyre’s operating conditions allows for better fuel economy and proper tread wear (i.e., greater mileage). In such a context, the Cyber Fleet plays a key role, allowing for quick, continuous tyre monitoring and for prompt reporting of anomalies. All this comes with a small investment for the purchase of Cyber Fleet, which completely pays for itself after just 6 months of use.

For Pirelli, Cyber Fleet represents a great innovation in fleet services, thus completing the commercial offering of the 01 Series.