TyreSafe and DriveRight Provide UK Drivers with a Tool for Identifying the Correct Tyre Pressure

  • New co-operation is designed to increase tyre safety
  • TyreSafe is a leading tyre safety organisation in the UK
  • DriveRight has been a member of TyreSafe since 2012

Berlin/Cardiff, May 19, 2015 – DriveRight, leading provider of international wheel and tyre data, and TyreSafe, one of the UK’s leading tyre safety organisations, have agreed on a co-operation aimed at increasing tyre safety in the UK.

As part of the agreement, DriveRight and TyreSafe will provide UK vehicle owners with an online tool on the TyreSafe website where they can enter the model and make of their car and receive information for all related tyre sizes for the respective vehicle. After a tyre size is chosen by the users they will get the recommended tyre pressure for that size, so drivers can easily check whether their tyre pressure is correct. Tyre pressure that is too high or too low is one of the biggest safety risks for cars.

TyreSafe was established in 2006 and has since been dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers associated with defective or illegal tyres. DriveRight has been a member of TyreSafe since 2012 and participated in several of TyreSafe’s tyre safety awareness campaigns.

Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, welcomes the initiative: “DriveRight has been a member of TyreSafe since 2012, but has supported our campaigns for a number of years before that. The new tool is a great piece of practical help for drivers that will not only simplify their lives but also keep them and their tyres safe. Without DriveRight’s data and support this tool could not exist.”

“All of us in the automotive industry share a responsibility to increase vehicle and road safety wherever we can”, adds DriveRight’s Chief Marketing Officer Sacha Hold. “TyreSafe is doing a very important job by highlighting the importance of tyre safety for overall vehicle safety, an aspect that is not often talked about. Applying the right tyre pressure is an easy way to increase your car’s safety significantly. With the new tool, we help car owners to do this, hopefully making the roads a little bit safer as a result.”

The tool is currently being developed and will be available at http://www.tyresafe.org in a few weeks’ time.

About DriveRight

DriveRight is a globally recognised leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data for the automotive industry and its aftermarket. DriveRight specialises in global tyre and wheel data solutions with data on more than 50,000 vehicles and fitment details such as original tyre and wheel sizes, offset, PCD and nut and bolt requirements. Operationally, DriveRight data helps the automotive industry reduce training costs and potential rework and improves quality and management of inventory. DriveRight fitment data is regularly updated and is accessed globally over 8.5 million times every month supporting 8,000 customer websites, and it is used internationally by business partners like Amazon, eBay, Goodyear-Dunlop, Bridgestone, Momo, Oxigin, Nokian and OZ. DriveRight internationally supports projects promoting tyre safety. The company is also a member of the UK tyre safety organisation TyreSafe. DriveRight, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Cardiff, UK. CEO and founder is Richard Bailey. For more information visit: http://www.wheelwizards.net

About TyreSafe

TyreSafe is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and worn tyres. In 2009, TyreSafe was awarded with the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of its achievements in raising awareness about the dangers associated with driving on defective and worn tyres.

TyreSafe supports the government’s ACT ON CO2 campaign which promotes Smarter Driving tips to help cut CO2 emissions from driving. TyreSafe is a signatory to the European Road Safety Charter which aims to reduce road fatalities. TyreSafe is a supporter of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety which aims to make roads safer and save lives.
www.tyresafe.org

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New at DriveRight: TPMS Data with CAD Analysis and AAIA based

  • TPMS data has expanded to include CAD drawings in order to allow compatibility checks for sensors
  • DriveRight expands webservices offerings to AAIA based data
  • Number plate search now extended to Ireland

Cardiff, October 23 2014 – DriveRight, the leading independent supplier of international wheel and tyre data, is further expanding its services. A key focus is on the integration of TPMS data into DriveRight’s vehicle database. After this integration was first presented in May, webservices were added in August, DriveRight is now integrating CAD analyses for TPMS sensors which allow wheel manufacturers to check compatibility of wheels and sensors. DriveRight is also continuing its webservices portfolio which allows customers to integrate DriveRight data easily into their own services. As the latest addition to these offerings, DriveRight now provides tyre and wheel data based on the AAIA standard widely used in the United States and Canada as API webservices.

TPMS data now with CAD analyses

As part of EU directive 661/2009 all newly registered cars and RVs must include a TPMS. In May of this year, DriveRight announced the integration of TPMS data into its vehicle database.

In August a webservice was added to allow easy and effortless integration of the data into the user’s existing services. DriveRight is now integrating CAD drawings of OE and aftermarket tyre pressure measuring sensors of various manufacturers into its database. Currently, DriveRight has access to data by Alligator, Schrader, HUF and VDO/Continental. On the basis of this data, DriveRight will soon offer a special service for wheel manufacturers: where they check whether various TPMS sensors can be used for a wheel by way of CAD analysis in order to explore the sensor’s suitability for use on original or aftermarket wheels. With this, DriveRight offers a central and manufacturer-independent checking option which relieves the work load of wheel manufacturers which would otherwise be caused by obtaining data from each TPMS manufacturer or finding different ways to conduct compatibility checks of wheels and sensors.

New webservices on the basis of the AAIA standard

DriveRight is now offering the option to obtain vehicle information with the respective OE tyre and wheel information based on the AAIA standard widely used in the United States and Canada as API webservices. The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) is an organization that sets and maintains high standards for vehicle data. Until now, DriveRight provided this as raw data which made implementation for smaller companies difficult. The new API webservices allows an easy integration of the search functionality based on the AAIA standard into the user’s website. There the vehicle search can for example, be started with the year of manufacture, as is customary with the AAIA standard, before limiting the search via manufacturer, model, vehicle construction and submodel leading to the relevant OE tyre and wheel information or even matching wheels and tyres for the vehicle. The webservices now enable all providers to integrate the AAIA data into their own services with ease.

 VRM-Search now available in Ireland

DriveRight now has a number plate searches for Eire available. This means that DriveRight is able to offer this service in all European countries where this type of query is technically possible. Prior to Ireland, DriveRight had added France and Denmark to the list of countries in which this service can be obtained. The number plate search allows online shop providers in Europe to accelerate and simplify their customers’ search for the right products. The vehicle registration plate search is exclusively available as a webservice and therefore enables users to easily integrate it into their own online offerings.  Development is underway for this search functionality to be available in New Zealand too.

About DriveRight

DriveRight is a globally recognised leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data for the automotive industry and its aftermarket. DriveRight specialises in global tyre and wheel data solutions with information on more than 50,000 vehicles and fitment details such as original tyre and wheel sizes, offset, PCD and nut and bolt requirements. Operationally, DriveRight data helps the automotive industry reduce training costs and potential rework, improves quality and manage inventory.  DriveRight fitment data is regularly updated to globally access over 8.5 million times every month supporting 8,000 customer websites, and it is used internationally by business partners like Amazon, eBay, Goodyear-Dunlop, Bridgestone, Momo, Oxigin, Nokian and OZ.

DriveRight internationally supports projects for tyre safety. The company is also a member of the UK tyre safety organisation TyreSafe.

DriveRight, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Cardiff, UK. CEO and founder is Richard Bailey.  For more information visit: www.wheelwizards.net

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