Anyline, a business specializing in mobile data capture and artificial intelligence, has launched the Tire Tread Scanner that works on any camera-enabled smartphone or mobile device. The software solution, which measures tire tread depth, is applicable to the automotive industry.
Tire Tread Scanner works by pointing the camera on any standard mobile device at the tire tread to be measured. Using computer vision and AI, a 3D model of each tread is created, resulting in a digital measurement that can be stored and shared with customers. The solution can be integrated into workforce or consumer-facing apps, meaning that tire technicians and customers alike can start scanning tire treads without training.
“Digitization has revolutionized automotive safety standards in the last decade, yet tire maintenance has stubbornly remained in the analog-age,” said Lukas Kinigadner, CEO and co-founder, Anyline. “The consequences are severe. According to the NHTSA, there were over 11,000 accidents on U.S. roads in the last year as a direct result of tire failures. At Anyline, we are replacing outdated manual measurements with digital data capture to make tire inspections easier, faster and safer for drivers.”
Anyline entered the automotive market in 2020 with the launch of a DOT/TIN scanner. Created in partnership with Discount Tire, an independent tire and wheel retailer, this solution enabled its technicians to digitally capture vital tire data.
“We are excited for what Anyline is working on next, as they continue to push the boundaries of what can be done with mobile data capture technology,” said Tom Williams, CXO, Discount Tire.