Technology in Transition: How BPW AirSave technology is revolutionising commercial vehicle efficiency


Achieving both safety and quality in the transport and logistics sectors can be a challenge, but BPW has made it possible with its first tyre inflation system with BPW quality, AirSave. This innovative solution not only allows you to continuously track and control your tyre pressure while driving but also generates maximum cost-effectiveness in fuel, tyres, and time. In fact, the cost savings from using the AirSave system are so significant that it may pay for itself within the first year.

According to a source, in 2022, more than 75% of respondents used telematics to provide real-time tracking purposes, whereas monitoring driving style and behaviour came in second and third. For its system, BPW relies on a technology that has proven itself on the market and has been further optimised in many respects. AirSave maintains the correct tyre pressure, even if the tyre has a puncture.

BPW AIRSAVE: WHAT IT DOES AND HOW IT WORKS? The AirSave system uses the trailer’s existing pneumatics to automatically monitor and adjust tyre pressure to the desired level through a control box with an air step pump. Should the pressure deviate significantly, for example, in the case of tyre damage, the driver will be alerted by a warning light, allowing them to safely drive to a service station rather than stopping on the side of the road. By maintaining optimal tyre pressures at all times, BPW AirSave reduces the risk of accidents, prevents downtime, saves fuel and decreases CO2 emissions.

The system uses the existing trailer pneumatics and, with a fully automatic air step pump will ensure that the pre-set tyre pressure is always maintained. The air is guided through the axle beam to the wheel end and from there to the tyre valve when the system displays a permanent loss of pressure. AirSave will activate at a pressure deviation of just 0.2 bar, making it more reliable than other standard tyre pressure monitoring systems.

HOW CAN AIRSAVE BENEFIT YOUR FLEET MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS? In the ever-evolving transport industry, staying ahead of the competition requires proactive strategies to increase safety and efficiency and reduce costs. BPW AirSave offers fleet managers a technological edge, enabling them to attain their objectives through just one of BPW’s cutting-edge idem telematics advancements. This not only benefits fleet managers’ and operators’ bottom lines, but it also helps ensure that their vehicles are operating at optimal pressure for maximum savings and helps reduce the risk of road accidents.

BPW AirSave is a flexible and versatile system that can be tailored to the specific needs of each fleet. With its ability to adjust ride height and support load distribution. According to a source one-fifth of breakdowns on national highways are attributed to tyre failure, resulting in 50,000 tyre-related breakdowns every year, with 30% of those involving commercial vehicles.

AirSave can help reduce fuel consumption and prevent unnecessary expenditures caused by worn tyres. This, in turn, can help reduce downtime and maintenance costs and keep vehicles on the road for longer periods of time.

WHY IS BPW AIRSAVE IMPORTANT? In the transport industry, tyres and vehicles face a multitude of challenges, such as varying load weights, road conditions, and temperatures. These factors can cause pressure differences that lead to rapid tyre wear, incurring costly expenses for fleet managers. However, a British study shows that 82% of tyre blow-outs can be effectively prevented by installing an automatic tyre pressure control system.

To mitigate the risk of premature tyre wear and costly accidents, BPW AirSave features digital connectivity, with the option to connect to the ‘Cargofleet 3’ telematics portal from idem telematics, as typical for BPW products. Fleet managers and drivers can stay informed about the status of all their fleet components, anywhere and anytime, through the accompanying smartphone app. The app displays real-time tyre information, alerting the user if air pressure has deviated and needs to be adjusted.

ECE REGULATION 141 – IMPORTANCE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE UK: The transportation industry constantly evolves and updates regulations to improve safety and environmental standards. With the upcoming ECE Reg 141 requirement for all passenger vehicles, goods carriers, and commercial vehicles in Europe to have Central Tyre Inflation Systems (CTIS) by July 2024, it is important to be proactive in finding ways to meet these regulations while also improving efficiency and reducing

long-term costs. Although those of you who operate in the UK may not initially feel the impact, it is only a matter of time before this regulation will apply to you as well.

BPW AirSave provides a customised solution to this challenge by meeting ECE Regulation 141 and delivering significant benefits to fleet managers. With its environmentally friendly technology, AirSave can reduce the risk of accidents, prevent downtime, save fuel by maintaining optimal pressure at all times, and reduce CO2 emissions.

OPTIMAL PRESSURE FOR MAXIMUM SAVINGS: BPW AirSave is an innovative and revolutionary solution for the trucking industry. This innovative tyre inflation system delivers fleet managers greater safety, economy, and peace of mind. With its cost-saving benefits and proactive approach to safety, BPW AirSave is a must-have for fleet managers looking to streamline their operations and stay ahead of the competition.