- 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.
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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