Kal Tire partnered with Pitcrew AI, a computer vision specialist, on a solution to automatically detect possible tire damage.

The solution uses automated inspection stations that assess tires of mining trucks passing it. It will integrate Pitcrew with TOMS, Kal Tire’s tire operations management system. TOMS can automatically generate inspection work orders. Benefits include enhanced fleet productivity and safety, Kal Tire said.

“Tire pressure monitoring systems can give a strong picture of what’s happening inside the tire, but so much that can indicate the potential for tire failure happens outside the tire,” said Dan Allan, senior vice president, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group. “We knew if we wanted to give customers the ability to make better operational decisions, and be a part of the future of autonomous mining, we’d need to add external telematics to the mix. Pitcrew’s AI, and their vision for the technology, supports our goal of solving customer challenges in practical, impactful ways.”