- ETI invested £200,000 in the first stage of the project which will last four months
- Project aim was to help reduce emissions and increase the fuel efficiency of heavy duty land vehicles
- Follow-on project saw technologies demonstrated on a large off road vehicle
The ETI appointed HORIBA MIRA to a new smart tyre pressure optimisation system project that could reduce emissions and increase the fuel efficiency of heavy duty land vehicles.
The project aimed to develop and demonstrate a commercially viable automated system that will realise potential fuel savings of up to 8% across the UK HDV land fleet by 2020.
The system was low cost to install and operate, featured automatic control to eliminate driver intervention and save the owners and operators of heavy duty vehicles significant costs as well as reducing carbon emissions.
In the first stage of the Rolling Resistance Optimisation System (RROS) project, the Nuneaton-based organisation identified and evaluated potential technological solutions suitable for a wide range of heavy duty vehicles, including lorries, construction and agricultural vehicles.