Measuring tire tread wear currently requires specialized analog or digital equipment that technicians use to record each tread of the tire. This time-consuming and tedious process creates an undesirable breeding ground for conflicting measurement results and data entry errors. As a result, not only tire sellers have to put up with financial losses, the safety of drivers is also at risk. “Digitalization has revolutionized safety standards in the automotive industry over the past ten years, but tire maintenance stubbornly remains in the analog age,” says Lukas Kinigadner, CEO and co-founder of Anyline. “The consequences are serious. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 11,000 accidents occurred on US roads in 2021 as a direct result of tire failure. At Anyline, we are replacing outdated manual measurement methods with digital data collection. This simplifies and speeds up inspections tires that are so urgently needed, and drivers benefit from increased safety.”
In the future, Anyline aims to apply its mobile measurement technology in other industries. The basic technology, which makes it possible to measure shapes and distances with an accuracy of 0.1 millimeter, opens up unlimited possibilities in, for example, retail, logistics and healthcare. Scanning and reading optical information using a mobile device seamlessly connects physical measurements with the digital world and enables extensive datafication. Anyline introduced its tire tread scanner during a press conference at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas on November 2, 2022.