Bridgestone’s new tyre strain technology allows autonomous vehicle users to remotely monitor air pressure, wear and tear, and load in real-time.
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Tyre major Bridgestone announced on the development of new sensor technology for autonomous vehicles, which can estimate a wheel axle load and tyre wear conditions. Equipping tyres with smart strain sensors allows vehicle managers to remotely monitor information such as tyre air pressure, along with metrics pertaining to load and wear in real-time, a release said. Detecting a potential tyre-related issue before it occurs helps ensure that drivers and their vehicles are able to safely reach their destinations, it said.
As per the release, the sensor attached inside tyres measures the change in the strain that occurs when a tire makes contact with the road while in motion. The technology developed by Bridgestone incorporates next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, the