Connected Tires Reduce Stopping Distance
By Mat Dirjish
Based on the collection and analysis of three-million miles of road-test data, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company finds that its connected tires can reduce stopping distance lost between a new and worn tire by 30%. The company’s connected tires with embedded sensors can talk to both the vehicle and road to measure characteristics of the tire. As per Goodyear, with the evolution of electric and autonomous vehicles, connected tires and the impact they can have on stopping distance, communication with the vehicle will only increase in importance.
Goodyear’s connected, intelligent tire system continuously measures and records tire-sensor information, which pairs with other vehicle data and connects to Goodyear’s cloud-based proprietary algorithms. The tires can measure wear, load, inflation, temperature, and road conditions in real time, allowing the vehicle to adjust and respond to these measurements.
Goodyear’s connected tires are currently not available, however the company is continuously testing connected tires with auto makers to enhance safe riding experiences with eventual use by consumers. For more info, visit the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.