Bridgestone Working to Enhance Bus Rapid Transit with its Tirematics™ fleet solution in Rio de Janeiro
Tokyo, Japan (July 13, 2016) - Bridgestone Corporation, in partnership with Bridgestone do Brasil, announced today that it has commenced verification tests of a fleet solution using its proprietary IT system called Tirematics™ in cooperation with Rio de Janeiro's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) operators.
Tirematics™ is an IT system that uses sensors to measure air pressure and temperature of tires for buses as well as commercial trucks. The system uses a cellular network to remotely monitor and transmit real-time information about the tires as well as vehicle location. The Tirematics™ fleet solution can provide added value to operators by helping to ensure efficient and on-time operations of a BRT, as well as enhance passenger safety and comfort.