Auto Service World
News   July 21, 2004   by Auto Service World

Non-Profit Group to Sell Tire Monitoring in B.C.

SmarTire Systems Inc. has announced that the British Columbia Safety Council (BCSC) will act as a reseller of its advanced tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).
The British Columbia Safety Council is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing injuries and accidents. BCSC will market the SmarTire for Motorcycles product to its students in order to raise the awareness and to promote the importance of correct tire pressure for motorcycle safety. Since its inception, the BCSC has trained over 40,000 new riders.
The BCSC will also sell and promote the entire family of SmarTire products for buses, RVs, commercial vehicles and automobiles as part of its various fleet and corporate driver training courses. “At the BCSC, we are very aware of the critical importance of maintaining proper tire pressure regardless of the vehicle you are driving,” says Ian Thomas, manager Road Safety & Traffic Education Services at the BCSC. “This is even more important when you are riding a motorcycle as the margin for error is smaller and even a few psi can make a difference.
SmarTire’s TPMS products offer a level of awareness and warning that can be a lifesaver when a tire related problem occurs.” “As our friends at the BCSC tell us, the single most common cause of catastrophic tire failure is prolonged riding on under-inflated tires,” says John Taylor-Wilson, VP of sales and marketing at SmarTire. “Our products have been designed to specifically address this problem by providing real-time monitoring and by making the driver acutely aware of the operating state of the tires. We are extremely pleased to have the BCSC recognize the importance of this technology as part of its vehicle safety mandate.”

Print this page


Have your say:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *