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October 29, 2019 6:45 PM, EDT

Aperia Announces Enhancement to Halo Product

AperiaAperia's Carter speaks at the press conference. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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ATLANTA — The expansion of Halo Connect, an analytics platform focusing on predictive tire maintenance, was announced by Aperia Technologies Inc. at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

The platform features precise vehicle location and service insights, along with tire tread depth and replacement tracking.

“Following a successful limited-quantity release with some of the industry’s top fleets, Halo Connect is entering full production with a significant backlog and expanded feature set to further simplify tire management within the fleet,” CEO Josh Carter said in a prepared statement Oct. 29. “We’ve seen fleets report a 90-plus percent reduction in tire-related emergency roadside service since implementing Halo Connect in their fleet,”

Halo Connect is intended to enable fleets to eliminate unplanned tire-related downtime. Tire-related issues are categorized by severity, and the platform provides recommendations as a form of helping fleets with the prevention of tire failure. Such failure could be the result of leaks, underinflation and wear.

“We’re seeing the ‘Connect’ platform have value in a pretty diverse set of applications. It complements ‘Halo’ nicely,” Carter told reporters. He added it’s encouraging when “you get in here and fleets are seeing this kind of performance and seeing the ‘Halo’ doing its work and keeping these tires up and fighting leaks.”

The Burlingame, Calif.-based company explained it leverages proprietary algorithms that have been “trained” over more than half a decade and nearly a billion miles in pilot programs to achieve a modern take in tire management.

It had shipped limited quantities of Halo Connect to select fleets earlier in the year. The platform is available on vehicles with the company’s Halo Tire Inflator, which is an automatic tire-inflation system for trucks and trailers that bolts on in minutes.

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