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Use your phone to check your tyre pressure!

Environment Published the 11/10/2010 by Julien

Drivers do not like checking their tyre pressure. This dirty and restrictive job is nevertheless essential to enable the tyre to operate in optimal conditions, and as a result preserve a maximum level of safety.

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Faced with this fact, the manufacturer Continental has designed a system enabling your tyres to communicate with your mobile phone.

Technically, the tyres would be fitted with sensors which would indicate their pressure on a telephone screen. This data would be displayed on a user-friendly interface.

During inflation, the screen would provide a pressure gauge function, used for accurate adjustment, with a warning system when the tyre reaches the required pressure.

This highly interesting concept probably won’t be available until 2013.