Tyres will monitor themselves, road conditions and 'talk' with a vehicle's electronic sy
30 April 2010

Intelligent tyres capable of monitoring themselves, road conditions and 'talking' with a vehicle's electronic systems will be available within three years, according to reports.

Schrader Electronics, which makes sensors for the automotive industry, says it is developing sensor that can be mounted within a tyre rather than on the valve or wheel rim.

The sensor would then trasmit the data to the car's ECU, and adjust ABS, ESP and other electronic systems accordingly.

Information the sensor can gather includes the tyre's tread depth, pressure and temperature, the shape of its footprint and the amount of load it is under. It will also be able to gather data on the road conditions, such as the amount of grip available, to optimise control of the vehicle's dynamics.

Schrader has teamed up with Pirelli to develop this technology, and the initial results of their work will go on sale later this year.

The 'Cyber Tyre Lean' measures pressure, temperature, average load and then feeds this information to the vehicle's electronic systems.

The fully intelligent tyre, to be called the 'Cyber Tyre', is expected to go on sale during 2013.

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30 April 2010

sounds great, i cant see any getting sold though unless they only add a few pounds to the cost of a tyre, or they are made a minimum standard by the EU.

having all that info displayed in dash would be cool. you could really use it to set your car up for your favourite stretch of road.

30 April 2010

Should be something F1 should get their hands on, if they haven't got something similar already. Would be a great, extreme, test bed for such tech.

30 April 2010

Noise pollution from tyres is a major thing that manufacturers could aim to reduce. I don't mean from inside a car as much as outside. I live over a mile from the A1 and the roar from the cars tyres is still loud, depending on the wind. It's rarely the engines you can hear, just tyre roar.

30 April 2010

I guess these tyres will still not warn you of an imminent blow-out, which is probably the worse thing you as a want to happen in your car.

30 April 2010

[quote Evo_ermine]Noise pollution from tyres is a major thing that manufacturers could aim to reduce. I don't mean from inside a car as much as outside.[/quote] I think this is a road surface problem not a tyre problem. There is a new surface on the M25 South of Dartford for about 5 or 6 miles. Driving on it is a revelation. It's soooo quiet in the car and must be a lot quieter for people nearby as well.

 

30 April 2010

I don't want intelligent tyres , thick ones will do nicely thank you.

30 April 2010

What next? a self filling petrol tank?

Peter Cavellini.

30 April 2010

[quote Uncle Mellow]

I don't want intelligent tyres , thick ones will do nicely thank you.

[/quote] ...............................and longer lasting!

30 April 2010

It's going to have to be a very robust sensor given the amount of vibration and shocks it's going to be put through.

1 May 2010

What's the point in having intelligent tyres, if they're still going to be sold and fitted by morons?

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