Digital tyre checks on-the-go

May 15, 2018 // By Julien Happich
In cooperation with the tyre retail and car service chain Vianor, Finnish tyre manufacturer Nokian Tyres has developed a digital tyre-tread scanning service, dubbed SnapSkan to automate tyre condition checking and monitoring.

SnapSkan makes measuring tyre tread depth quick and easy by utilising the latest 3D scanning technology, with scanning ramps installed at parking garages’ exits or entries. As cars drive over the scanner ramp when entering or exiting the parking garage, SnapSkan automatically scans the tyres. Driver can opt-in by SMS or online either before or after the scanning to get the digital report of their tyres’ condition. If they choose not to opt-in, all the information SnapSkan has gathered of the vehicle will be permanently deleted within a week. If they opt-in for the report, it is sent to the driver’s mobile device totally free of charge. The report includes the measurements of tyre treads and a code that offers a discount on new tyres in selected stores.

SnapSkan is the world’s first tyre scanning service that is fully automatic and available at a public location to everyone, the service is now launching five new checking points in the Nordic countries, setting up Nokian Tyres apart from other tyre manufacturers. The new service allows the tyre manufacturer to let drivers know about the condition of their tyres while educating them about what effects tyre condition has on road safety in general, explains Hille Korhonen, President & CEO for Nokian Tyres.

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