Pirelli developing first ‘Cyber Tyre’

Pirelli developing first ‘Cyber Tyre’

Glamour tyre maker Pirelli has sent out its calender for another year, and is now looking toward some newer technology, but equally as useful. Pirelli’s new project is named the Cyber Tyre and will provide real-time tyre performance information via a chip/transponder setup in the tyre tread. Operating temperature and pressures, typology of the road’s surface, and vertical load exerted on the tyre will be among the data collected and monitored. The system will work together with another Pirelli invention, the Cyber Wheel, which will convey wheel information such as hub loads in the same way.

Now that the tyre company has partnered with Brembo and Magnetti Marelli on the Cyber Tyre, the tie-up could mean a system that quickly transfers information from the tyre to the driver, car, and brakes, allowing for more informed and instantaneous performance changes based on driving conditions. At this early stage in the Cyber Tyre’s development it remains unknown if future applications will extend past motorsport and into passenger vehicles.

Glamour tyre maker Pirelli has sent out its calender for another year, and is now looking toward some newer technology, but equally as useful. Pirelli’s new project is named the Cyber Tyre and will provide real-time tyre performance information via a chip/transponder setup in the tyre tread. Operating temperature and pressures, typology of the road’s surface, and vertical load exerted on the tyre will be among the data collected and monitored. The system will work together with another Pirelli invention, the Cyber Wheel, which will convey wheel information such as hub loads in the same way.

Now that the tyre company has partnered with Brembo and Magnetti Marelli on the Cyber Tyre, the tie-up could mean a system that quickly transfers information from the tyre to the driver, car, and brakes, allowing for more informed and instantaneous performance changes based on driving conditions. At this early stage in the Cyber Tyre’s development it remains unknown if future applications will extend past motorsport and into passenger vehicles.

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