Tire Inspection Using Smart Devices

Frédéric Baroin

Frédéric Baroin

Global Head of Automotive Business at Anyline

Aug 09, 2023

Tire scanning is one of the best ways to measure the tread of a tire. This is newer technology, not yet incorporated into many fleets. Yet, understanding how it works can help companies streamline operations and achieve more of their goals. 

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Drive over machines are another option, requiring the investment into a mat that can cost $10,000 to $40,000, which is often cost prohibitive for most situations. These can be accurate, but they work in just one location, where the mat is placed, so they are not scalable, require constant maintenance and typically do not offer mobility options. 

Stationary machines are another option commonly used. While reliable, these devices are able to measure the depth of tread in several tires at one time. However, for that to happen, the tire has to be removed from the vehicle, stacked in front of the tower-like device and then scanned. This can work well in a tire warehouse but does cost tens-of-thousands of dollars to put into place, making it costly and inefficient for most needs. 

Multipurpose tire scanning apps are a better overall solution. They work with a single smart device – any device that has a camera, like a smartphone, tablet, or modern diagnostic devices. That includes the most recent Android and Apple phones. 

Take Away 

When it comes to something as important as the tread depth of a tire, accuracy is essential, but efficiency is also a valuable component of the day’s work. Anyline’s tire scanning solution is the easy option, as it streamlines workflows to minimize delays and can work to enhance functionality on the job without the requirement of high-end equipment. Most importantly, it is very accurate in capturing data that can then be used to determine the safety of any tire. This system also speeds up the process, ensuring there’s no delay in getting data online where it needs to be.