IBEF: August 09, 2019
JK Tyre & Industries has launched a one of a kind technology-based tool that is geared for monitoring and maintaining the tyres called ‘Treel’.
This is first industry to deliver an innovative mobility solution that will help commercial and passenger vehicle owners. The launch of ‘Treel’ sensors is a result of its recent financial acquisition in Treel Mobility Solutions Pvt Ltd.
This technology is related to the system collecting information on a real-time basis and relaying the same by Bluetooth to vehicle owner’s smartphone on to a mobile application (available for Android as well as Apple), thus letting for early detection of issues and deployment of timely preventive measures to avoid them. By the help of tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), Treel Sensors also provide higher fuel efficiency. Moreover, the technology improves tyre life and minimises operational expenses.
According to Raghupati Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries, the company has introduced “smart tyre” as an extension to the initiative of providing the mobility solutions to both commercial and passenger vehicle owners. The introduction of Treel sensors is the first such high-tech move towards creating a smart tyre in Indian markets. This comes under “Make in India” initiative and will be developed and manufactured in Pune facility. They are already in use by fleet owners as part of a countrywide pilot.
Treel sensors are now commercially available at more than 700 dealerships across India. JK Tyre also plans to sell the technology solution online via an exclusive e-commerce sales channel to end customers.
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