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Unique tech puts Bicester firm on road to success

Andy Pryce with the TreadReader tyre wear scanning system, developed by Sigmavision, a company which received a grant from the Technology Strategy Board to develop the prototype.
Credit: Professional Images/@ProfImages

Andy Pryce with the TreadReader tyre wear scanning system, developed by Sigmavision, a company which received a grant from the Technology Strategy Board to develop the prototype. Credit: Professional Images/@ProfImages

Technology which helps identify problem tyres has been launched by a Bicester company.

Sigmavision Ltd has created TreadReader, securing a multi-million pound contract with Hunter Engineering Company, a garage equipment manufacturer in the USA.

TreadReader is an automatic tyre inspection system that identifies badly worn or unevenly worn tyres that need replacing and helps early detection of wheel misalignment that accelerates tyre wear.

The TreadReader tyre measurement system is a drive over ramp that generates a 3D laser scan of each tyre on a vehicle. The 3D scans are then displayed together with tread depths measured across the width of the tyre.

Dr Andrew Pryce, Sigmavision’s MD, said: “We are delighted to be working with Hunter who have integrated our measurement system into their equipment to deliver a significant improvement to workshop services and road safety on a global scale. Having invested the last five years developing this technology we now look forward to growing the business rapidly and providing a boost to the local economy and employment.”

For more information see www.treadreader.com

 

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