ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aperia Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of tire management technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicle tractors and trailers, has announced the initial rollout of Halo Connect, a proprietary connectivity platform that leverages machine learning to enable fleets to virtually eliminate unplanned tire-related downtime.
“Our goal with Halo Connect is to set a new standard for tire management by enabling a shift to predictive need-based tire maintenance,” said Josh Carter, CEO of Aperia Technologies. “The cost of tires and roadside repairs continue to rise as does the impact of late deliveries and safety issues that result from tire failure.”
Tested with dozens of fleets through rigorous pilot programs, Halo Connect leverages proprietary algorithms trained over more than half a decade and nearly a billion miles to deliver a next generation tire management experience. The platform categorizes tire-related issues by severity and provides maintenance recommendations, enabling fleets to prevent tire failure due to leaks and under-inflation by streamlining communication and tire maintenance.
“We envision a future where minimal service is conducted on the side of the road, especially for tires,” said Karen Schwartz, B2B marketing director – on-road, Michelin North America, Inc. “Michelin is the nation’s leading ERS provider and by integrating tire health intelligence and predictive insights from Halo Connect we will be able to address issues in the most economical and convenient way for our customers, as opposed to reactively on the side of the road.”
Halo Connect gives fleet managers simple and immediate insights into tire health at a fleet-wide and vehicle level; insights that can reduce tire and operational costs by identifying and addressing issues well before they become problems that impact fleet operations.
“In the game of tire maintenance,” Carter said, “it’s like knowing what your opponent is going to do before the ball is snapped. Envision having knowledge that an optimally inflated tire at 99 psi has a puncture and needs to be inspected or repaired. Rather than waiting for a driver or TPMS alert to trigger down at 70 psi - when the tire is in a state of significantly higher risk and wear - Halo Connect adds proactive intelligence to a fleet’s maintenance playbook, allowing them to put the right people in the right places at the right time to secure their competitive advantage.”
TPMS has been around for decades with slow adoption due to a general fleet preference for solutions that actively manage air pressure. Halo was introduced five years ago to expand ATI across both tractors and trailers and is now expanding fleet options a step further by combining Halo with monitoring capabilities in a way that’s greater than the sum of its parts. With the introduction of Halo Connect, fleets can add a simple retrofittable sensor package and gain access to Aperia’s analytics platform, which together with Halo, virtually eliminate unplanned tire-related downtime and take the guesswork out of tire maintenance.
“We are now in a connected era with more and more fleets embracing this new age of predictive maintenance, and tires are a place where a fleet can find real tangible traction on the quest for a safer, more efficient and more profitable fleet,” said Carter. “It’s going to be quite a ride.”
Halo Connect is available for use on vehicles equipped with the company’s Halo Tire Inflator, a revolutionary automatic tire inflation system for trucks and trailers that bolts-on in minutes. Limited quantities of Halo Connect have begun shipping to select fleet clients, with full production quantities available in the fall.
For more information on Halo Connect, visit www.aperiatech.com.
About Aperia Technologies, Inc.
Aperia Technologies innovates to make transportation more efficient, safer, and better for the environment. The company’s Halo® Tire Inflator and related products improve fuel economy and road safety while reducing tire expenditures, downtime, and maintenance costs for commercial fleets. Aperia partners with tire manufacturers and fleets to offer industry-leading technology that gives our partners a competitive advantage. For more information, visit www.aperiatech.com.