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Anyline Showcases Tire Inspection App

Users Can Capture a Tire's Condition, Including Tread Depth
Anyline's app can complete a total tire scan in a few seconds. (Anyline via YouTube)

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NEW ORLEANS — A Vienna-based technology company recently showcased an app designed to help make pre-trip inspections of tires more thorough and easier to conduct.

Anyline said its app permits a user to capture a tire’s overall condition, including tread depth. Available for Apple or Android devices, the app can complete a total tire scan in a few seconds, the company said. The ISO-certified, GDPR-compliant information is then recorded and filed to maintain a record of the tire’s health as it ages.

Anyline demonstrated the app during American Trucking Associations’ annual Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2024 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

The app’s data-capture program allows fleets to scan and interpret tire identification numbers, tire size and tread, and wear data. Tires can be tracked through the vehicle identification number, license plates and other data points.

“Many checks and inspections are not being done because they are done manually,” Anyline Chief Revenue Officer Christian Stadlmann told Transport Topics from the show. “People have to go to the trucks and scan the data manually. They read the data on the tire, measure the tread, and look at the sidewalls. And it’s not easy or nice. Now, you can do the same job using a smartphone, and it’s more accurate and efficient.”

Established in 2013, Anyline focuses on mobile data capture and insights. Its American headquarters is in Fort Lee, N.J.

Anyline app

The app’s data-capture program allows fleets to scan and interpret tire identification numbers, tire size and tread, and wear data. (Anyline) 

“By delving into the intricacies of tire maintenance practices, Anyline aims to empower fleet managers with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complexities of modern fleet management, ensuring safer, more efficient, and cost-effective operations,” said CEO and founder Lukas Kinigadner.

The company at TMC released the findings of a survey it commissioned to learn more about fleets’ tire management practices. Conducted by Babcox Research Feb. 1-29, the survey engaged with 200 fleet managers and professionals across various industries to collect insights on current practices and attitudes toward fleet maintenance and tire management.

The survey found that 70% of fleets conduct tire inspections at least weekly, but also found that 30% of respondents are uncertain about their inspection frequency or perform them once per month or less. Fewer than 10% of respondents reported using laser readers or tire tread depth scanning tools available via mobile devices. About 82% of respondents said they use traditional handheld tire gauges to monitor tread wear.

Stadlmann noted that often, a driver will measure tread wear in only one location, which can cause them to miss signs that a tire may have significant wear in another area, especially if it’s at the bottom of the tire or not as accessible. And 48% rely on drivers doing visual inspections, which he said can be subjective from driver to driver.

“The survey’s insights reveal a complex picture,” Kinigadner said. “On the one hand, the commitment to tire health and safety among fleet managers is commendable. On the other, the apparent lack of digital integration and the significant portion of fleets uncertain about their inspection routines highlight critical areas for immediate action.”

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