Hankook launches smart tire tech pilot program

Updated Jan 27, 2021
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Hankook Tire has announced a pilot engagement with Revvo Technologies, a Silicon Valley-based advanced smart tire technology and predictive data analytics company, and Junk King, North America’s top-rated eco-friendly junk removal and hauling company.

This pilot program will integrate Hankook’s SmartFlex tires with Revvo’s cutting edge tire technology and advanced data analytics product suite to provide critical tire-specific data for 30 percent of Junk King’s vehicles located in California.

“Ensuring our trucks stay in pristine shape is critical for our operations. It is the key to providing the top-notch customer service we promise to each and every one of our customers,” says Michael Andreacchi, CEO and co-founder, Junk King. “We’re excited to be at the forefront of this intelligent tire pilot program; having access to the tire data for our trucks is going to help us continue to standout in the junk removal industry.”

While telematics and fleet management software are already in use in many of today’s fleets, tires are where fleet managers traditionally have not had visibility. Hankook says Revvo provides immense value by filling in this gap. Revvo’s advanced tire sensing platform embeds a proprietary sensor inside each tire and captures real-time tire data. That data is processed and turned into actionable insights including predicted tread life, abnormal tire behavior, optimal tire maintenance intervals and settings, and real-time alerts, the company says.

“At Hankook, we understand the need to combine great products with advancing technology to provide real-time solutions for our dealers and fleets, such as improved safety and reduction of down time to increase fleet productivity,” says Rob Williams, vice president, Truck and Bus Radial Sales, Hankook Tire USA. “As we continue to advance our product innovation & technology, this is the next logical step to provide real-time data to fleets, which will be accomplished by working closely with our dealer network as these digital solutions continue to evolve.”

Revvo’s CEO Sunjay Dodani adds, “Helping keep operators safe on the road is one of our main goals.  We are excited to partner with Hankook to give a fleet like Junk King the visibility into the usage of their tires. Seeing it help prevent major incidents gives us confidence in our shared vision of smart, connected tires for every vehicle on the road.”

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