Project Description

Faster, Safer Tire Inspections with Anyline TIN Scanning

Anyline is launching a groundbreaking new scanning technology for the automotive industry, with the potential to save lives on the road by removing dangerous and defective tires from circulation.

Tire Identification Number (TIN) scanning is now available on the latest Anyline SDK. This innovation will allow Anyline users to instantly capture all the information about their vehicle tires directly on their mobile device. 

TIN Scanning will radically simplify tire inspection, as well as improving the quality of tire information collection by removing manual data entry. Most significantly, Anyline TIN scanning will let companies automatically identify tires which are due for replacement, or have been recalled due to defects in the manufacturing process. 

Scanning ‘black on black’

A tire identification number is a series of eight to thirteen letters and numbers which indicate the age, manufacture location and tire specifications. To avoid removal by the weather or friction, the numbers are branded onto the sidewalls of the tire. 

“Developing this use case presented a unique challenge to our team; how can we teach our system to read black text on a black surface? 

“By training our neural network with thousands of images, we have developed a scanner which will work in different lighting and weather conditions to emulate the real-life scenarios where tires will be scanned.”

– Aniello Patrone, Lead TIN Scanner Designer

Better identification means safer tires

There are dozens of situations where people need to identify and record tire identification numbers, from police stops, to mechanical repairs and warehouse inventories, to name a few. However, manual data entry remains the standard collection method. This tedious and time-consuming work is a high-risk area for human-error, leading to misidentification, and poor quality data.

With Anyline TIN scanning, users can save time and avoid errors by simply collecting and digitizing the necessary information with their mobile devices.

“By implementing tire identification number scanning, companies can ensure their customers are driving on tires which are safe and fit for the road.” 

“Today, consumers expect greater transparency regarding how their products are produced. TIN scanning offers an opportunity for drivers to understand the full life-cycle of their tires, from production and usage, through to disposal or recycling.”

– Lukas Kinigadner, Anyline CEO

Anyline SDK reads tire identification numbers beginning with DOT, in compliance with CFR Standard. Future releases will incorporate further tire identification numbers.

Ready to take TIN Scanning for a test drive? Click here to download the latest version of the Anyline SDK.

Anyline is a Gartner Cool Vendor

Gartner, the world wide research institute famous for creating the hype cycle model to predict the maturity of emerging technologies, named Anyline as a Cool Vendor for supply chain execution in 2018.

Gartner Cool Vendors exist across all major areas of technology innovation. Those that stand out, do so because they offer some disruptive capability or opportunity. Anyline has been listed as a Cool Vendor because of their mobile OCR technology. This technology is backed by artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide the most accurate scan possible.

“This is a huge success for us. Gartner are one of the best known research institutes in the tech industry. Their work on the “Magic Quadrant” and the “Hype Cycle” have helped to guide companies for years. Growing enterprises around the world rely on the analysis and reports they provide to choose only the best service providers. To be recognized by them is to receive the gold standard of approval within our field.”

– Anyline CEO, Lukas Kinigadner.

Anyline was recognized by Gartner because our technology supports the digitization of all kinds of data. By removing typing and manual data entry from everyday processes, you can save time, money and resources while also improving your data quality.

Download the Free Anyline OCR Scanner App

You can test Anyline’s mobile scanning technology for yourself with our demo App. The Anyline OCR Scanner is a free app available on the App Store and Google Play that will help you to assess your scanning use cases. It includes more than 10 scanning solutions, works offline and has a +99% scan accuracy!

Check it out now and discover the potential to streamline your processes and services with your smartphone!



Anyline’s mobile scanning technology is available to integrate with your mobile app as a cross-platform SDK. Test out our fully supported solutions on Android, iOS and Windows devices today. Download our SDK and begin your 30-day free trial to see how mobile scanning can revolutionize your services and processes!

The SDK demo includes access to all of the following solutions:

Don’t see a solution for your scanning use case? Get in touch now to discuss your solution!

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