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Aperia Unveils Latest Version of Tire Management Platform

Aperia's Judith Monte
Aperia's Judith Monte introduces Halo Connect 2.0 at TMC. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Aperia Technologies unveiled the latest version of its tire management platform March 8 during the Technology & Maintenance Council 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

The Halo Connect 2.0 brings new customization and intelligence features to its recommendation algorithm. It includes a tire analytics engine that uses machine learning to characterize interrelated and competing variables that impact tire maintenance. Its alerting protocol now considers unique fleet priorities so notifications are aligned with their objectives, the company said.

“We’re looking at a 50-billion-mile dataset of historical tire data, how have tires in these similar applications functioned, to really ensure that we’re giving optimal recommendations to our fleets,” Judith Monte, vice president of marketing at Aperia, said during a media presentation. “We’re now looking at fleet differences. So, a fleet can tell us if they’re cost conscious, looking at convenience or uptime, what are their true priorities? So that way we can optimize their output.”

The Halo Connect 2.0 analytics engine characterizes various interrelated relationships around what is happening on-vehicle and off-vehicle, and compares that to the dataset. This process produces recommendations that consider fleet preferences, costs and risk, all with the goal of preventing tire health issues.

“We’re delivering the right output,” Monte said. “We’re delivering the right recommendation every time they’re getting an alert. So again, oftentimes we hear that a [Tire Pressure Monitoring System] is constantly triggering alert after alert. With our system, you’re already going to eliminate 70% of those alerts and 90% of the downtime issues. But when you do get an alert it is something to look at.”

The Halo Connect 2.0 also introduces a driver-facing side of the application that integrates them better into the tire maintenance platform. This is also intended to help drivers complete pre-checks faster.

The Halo Connect originally was designed to help fleets reduce unplanned tire-related downtime and costs per mile by pairing machine learning with active inflation. The new version will be followed by several different modules that will be coming online over the year.

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