Tyre And Vehicle Communication Made Possible By Pirelli

A new technology was presented by Pirelli at the recently concluded Geneva Motor Show held annually. This new technology is unheard of by dealers of tyres on the Gold Coast but it has been making the rounds in the tyre industry. Pirelli has developed a new tyre concept called the cyber car. A vehicle with this system has tyres equipped with sensors that records data such as internal pressure, location, temperature, vertical load and wear.

Currently, Pirelli has a very similar tyre known as Connesso but the different with this cyber car is that human intervention is eliminated. Instead, the tyre will directly communicate with the car and will automatically upload all data on a cloud server.

For instance, if the car records a cold temperature then it will assume that the road will be slippery therefore it will communicate with the car to change its stability control as well as its ABS to adapt with the winter setting. The tyre will also be able to adapt automatically if it the vertical load as well as the pressure is known right away. This is ideal for electric cars because they make use of batteries and its range can fluctuate considerably if the tyres are not in excellent condition.

At the end of the day, the main goal of Pirelli is to create a car that will operate without the need for a driver. With this in mind, a driverless car means the vehicle itself must be able to perform maintenance in order to monitor its status. The tyre of a cyber car will be able to send data to the vehicle to let it know if it is below the recommended pressure, suffered a puncture or if it requires replacement. From then, the cyber car will go straight to the service centres where robots will be able to fix it.

As of writing, Pirelli is trying out the technology with a few car manufacturers. The data employed in this technology were the same ones gathered during the wild FXXK by Ferrari. The company recognizes that the cost will be far from the regular tyres on the Gold Coast but eventually it will pay off due to lesser breakdowns and blowouts.