Truck and Track
Salford-based Kinishi are UK innovators and manufacturers
of advanced driver assistance systems, telematics and fleet
management solutions, and automotive electronic systems.
The company is a full service provider of flexible, tailored and
scalable remote monitoring solutions under its FleetSure
brand, while operating white label solutions for others.
At the CV Show Kinishi launched their FleetSure telematics
service, which tightly integrated track-and-trace, driver and crew
identification, two-way communication with remote tyre pressure
monitoring and remote temperature monitoring.
At the Show Kinishi shunned the “one-box” solution in favour of
releasing an all-new, modular, yet closely integrated, commercial
vehicle platform. It was fronted by a robust 7in in-cab touchscreen
display which provides a cohesive user-friendly interface that
not only handles all communications between driver and fleet
management office, but also seamlessly integrates vehicle and
trailer sensor data.
Options include Kinishi’s OEM, bodybuilder and aftermarket
technologies such as precision onboard weighing, remote
tyre pressure monitoring, 360° object detection radar, cargo
temperature monitoring and driver assistance systems – as
Multiple camera inputs enable cabs to be fitted with just one
display. Cameras can be automatically activated as required and be
integrated with radar and other sensor information.
Precision onboard weighing
Onboard scales take the guesswork out of loading. No more
overweight fines, fewer stops, less risk!
Precision onboard weighing has been developed by Kinishi in close
consultation with industry veterans at Doncaster-based Truck-tech
UK Ltd. Loadcells, pressure transducers and other analogue sensors
are all supported, as well as Truck-tech UK’s new digital sensor.
The FleetSure telematics service can monitor gross vehicle
weight and net payload weight – as well as recording loading and
unloading events with weight changes.
Remote tyre pressure monitoring
Each year 80,000 accidents are attributed to low tyre pressure.
Tyres with low air pressures skid and hydroplanemore easily, whilst
properly inflated tyres provide greater stability, handling and
The US Department of Transportation estimates that 5.4 million
gallons of fuel a day (over 2 billion a year) arewasted because of low
tyre pressure. Properly inflated tyres save fuel – as well as extending
the life of tyre treads by as much as 35%.
Pioneers Kinishi launched their first remote tyre pressure
monitoring system (TPMS) at the CV Show of 2008. The latest-
generation system launched at this year’s Show supports a range of
internal and external sensors capable of monitoring tyre pressures
up to 188psi and temperatures from -40°C to 125°C. Pairing
sensors is simple thanks to the touchscreen’s support for sensor
RFID, automatic detection and trailer TPMS sensors.
In addition to drivers, FleetSure enables operators to see tyre
pressures and tyre temperatures live and be immediately alerted to
issues. Fleet managers are advised of issues pre-emptively, before
vehicles have even started off and left the depot.
Integrated package of CV technologies
exclusively from Kinishi