JOHNSTOWN, Ohio — Technical Rubber Co. Inc. (TRC), parent of TECH Tire & Wheel Service, has launched a business unit, dubbed Advanced Mobility Solutions (AMS), that offers autonomous tire health monitoring and data analytics.
AMS' initial mobility solution offering, called "Smart-Tread," is designed to provide fleet operators with tire performance data, driven by a data analytics engine using proprietary "Nano-Wave" direct tire data capture technology.
"Change is all about us; we see this daily in our legacy businesses," TRC CEO Dan Layne said.
"This change creates opportunities, particularly with connected, autonomous, shared and electrified vehicles. The way people and products will be transported is rapidly reshaping our world, and AMS intends to be at the center of these emerging modalities of mobility."
The company said AMS plans to add additional mobility solutions to its portfolio as it "innovates in the era of emerging technological advancements such as efficient electric motors, increased battery life, alternative fuels, satellite navigation, application development and integration, and vehicle informatics, unmanned aircraft and smart sensors."
AMS has and will continue to form strategic business alliances with public/private partnerships, institutions of higher education, municipalities and other governmental agencies, TRC said.
TRC has a portfolio of companies involved in the production of tire and wheel service products, conveyor belt repair products and tire retreading products, including TECH Tire & Wheel, Pang Industrial and Salvadori Recycling.