Green tyres, fuel savings, CO2 emission - Pirelli unveils its smart tyre project in Geneva

Pirelli unveils its smart tyre project in Geneva

Environment Published the 17/03/2010

The Italian manufacturer is working on a concept for a cyber tyre integrating various sensors able to analyse data about the tyre's operating condition.

The process works by means of a TPMS sensor (Tyre pressure monitoring system) which measures the tyre pressure, temperature, the road surface, the number of rotations and the vertical load in real time. Each identification point on the tyre is recorded and sent by a transponder located under the tread. This micro-computer fitted with an transmitter-receiver, sends this data by radio wave to the onboard computers. According to Pirelli, this new "smart" tyre won't appear until 2012/2013.