Tyre Pressure Monitoring

Tyre Pressure Monitoring

The Challenge

A market leader in tyre pressure monitoring was going through a transformation of their product from Analog to Digital. A product that worked in their labs and limited trials failed when put to test in the real environment.

The designers and developers were all baffled by the tricky engineering conundrum they were facing. With contracts already signed and customers waiting for the product, the client wanted to bring on board a consultant with a strong background in accelerometers and signal processing.

The Approach

Plextek consultants audited the design and conducted a thorough analysis of the data and algorithms. Professional tools and standards were used for analysing the data that helped identify the errors at different stages of the design.

Detailed interviews highlighted the disconnect between technical and business functions that resulted in the gradual introduction of errors at different stages rendering the product unusable for real environments.

A new build-measure-learn approach was introduced along with actionable metrics.

The Outcome

Design faults were identified and the product redesigned to required standards. Process improvements were put in place for long term gains. This resulted in saving major contracts and mitigated the potential financial loss for our client.

The new build-measure-learn approach reduced the development cycle from months to weeks and the actionable metrics helped streamline the right actions at the right time.

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