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Wheel Misalignment

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AutoAlign’s real time alignment measurement system encourages vehicle owners and operators to proactively maintain correct wheel alignment and consequentially to reduce tyre and particulate emissions. AutoAlign is designed for all types of vehicle equipped with tyres. No longer do vehicles need to go to a garage to have their alignment checked and no longer will vehicles be out of alignment for extended time periods. Vehicle owners embrace the AutoAlign solution not only because of reduced microplastic emissions but also because of cost savings through lower fuel consumption. AutoAlign’s ROI (Return On Investment) is less than 10 months. For more information please contact us at:

The AutoAlign system consists of smart sensors that are easily attached to vehicle wheels. These continuously measure wheel alignment. Data from the sensors is transmitted to the cloud and analysed using Artificial Intelligence techniques that determine the exact alignment status. Wheel misalignment is detected as it happens and the driver and/or fleet operator is immediately notified so thst corrective action can be taken before it negatively affects wear.

AutoAlign solution is low cost with sensors that are easy to install on any vehicle

Further information on tyre wear

Factors affecting tyre abrasion rates (ETRMA, 2019).

Tyre Characteristics size, tread depth, construction, tyre pressure and temperature, contact patch area, chemical composition, accumulated mileage 
Road Surface Characteristics & Road Topology material, roughness, wetness, pollutant, weather conditions, hilly/windy vs plane/straight 
Driving Behaviour sporty vs smooth driving, high vs moderate speed, respect of correct inflation pressure, braking, cornering 
Vehicle Characteristics weight, distribution of load, location of driving wheels, suspension types 

Wear rates per vehicle by road type (Unice, Weeber, Ried, & Abramson, 2018).

Wear Rates per vehicle by road type 
Urban Areas 60 – 850 mg/km 
Rural Areas 39 – 546 mg/km   
Highways 47 – 668 mg/km   

A summary of findings on tyre wear rates by vehicle type (CEDR, 2018)

Wear Rates by vehicle type 
Passenger cars 50 – 132 mg/km 
Light commercial vehicles 102 – 320 mg/km 
Trucks, commercial vehicles 546 – 1500 mg/km 
Buses 267 – 700 mg/km 
Motorcycles 39 – 47 mg/km 
Average Tyre wear 90 – 270 mg/km