Hankook, Revvo Begin Intelligent Tire Program With Junk King
Hankook Tire recently announced a pilot agreement with Revvo Technologies, a Silicon Valley-based company specializing in advanced smart tire technology and predictive data analysis, and Junk King, a green waste disposal and transportation company. This pilot program will integrate Hankook’s SmartFlex tires with Revvo’s tire technology and advanced data analysis product suite to provide critical tire-specific data for 30% of Junk King’s vehicles in California.
Junk King has a large fleet of vehicles in the US and Canada that require high levels of safety, vehicle availability, and operational efficiency. Hankook Tire recognizes that tires play a key role in meeting these requirements and is researching innovative ways to improve TBR products at all levels to provide customers with the best performance in terms of mileage, safety and durability. SmartFlex, Hankook’s TBR line of multi-purpose tires for the hybrid segment, offers high fuel efficiency and powerful traction.
“It is crucial for our operation that our trucks remain in pristine condition. This is the key to delivering the first class customer service that we promise to each and every one of our customers, ”said Michael Andreacchi, CEO and Co-Founder of Junk King. “We are pleased to be at the forefront of this intelligent tire pilot program. Having access to the tire data for our trucks will help us continue to play a prominent role in the garbage disposal industry. ”
While telematics and fleet management software are already used in many fleets today, fleet managers have traditionally not been visible for tires. Revvo offers immense value in filling that void. Revvo’s advanced tire detection platform integrates a proprietary sensor into each tire and collects tire data in real time. This data is processed and turned into actionable insights, including predicted tread life, abnormal tire behavior, optimal intervals and settings for tire maintenance, and real-time alerts.
“At Hankook, we know that great products must be combined with advanced technology to provide our dealerships and fleets with real-time solutions such as improved safety and reduced downtime to increase fleet productivity,” said Rob Williams, VP of Truck and Bus Radial Sales, Hankook Tire USA. “As we continue to drive our product innovation and technology, this is the next logical step in providing real-time data to fleets. This is achieved by working closely with our dealer network as these digital solutions evolve.”
Sunjay Dodani, CEO of Revvo added, “One of our main goals is to keep drivers safe on the road. We’re excited to be working with Hankook to give a fleet like Junk King an insight into how their tires are being used. When we see this help prevent major incidents, we trust our shared vision of smart, connected tires for every vehicle on the road. “