Talking Tires to Debut in 2013
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The almost "talking" tire is actually a complex technology that comprises a specially-developed sensors capable of transmitting information to the car's electronic systems and further enhance safety or other systems that work in relation to the tires. For example, the company claims the new tire will be able to adjust ABS, ESP and even traction control systems according to the collected data.
In just a few words, the information the tire will be able to collect will include pressure and temperature, tire tread depth and the shape of its footprint, as well as details regarding the road, such as grip. Based on this information, the ECU will be able to modify the car's settings accordingly and thus enhance control and dynamics.
"Schrader is the market leader in tire sensors and this new development continues our commitment to pushing back the boundaries of technology which can enhance a vehicle's safety and the driving experience," vice president of business development, Schrader Electronics, Alfonso Di Pasquale, said.
Schrader Electronics says the first "intelligent" tire will arrive in 2013, as the company is now focused on the partnership with Pirelli through which it will launch the Cyber Tyre Lean technology. The new system is based on the same principle and will transmit pressure, temperature, average load and the number of revolutions to the on-board computer.
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