Smart tires are quite divine. Can they catch fire?
Shanxi Huajun Tire Co., Ltd.
With the vigorous implementation of China, the electric vehicle industry has entered an unprecedented period of development. Whether it is Tesla, which was like a god in the early years, or the domestic and joint venture brand new energy, and then the cross-border construction of Internet companies such as Xiaomi and Apple. Cars have pushed new energy vehicles to a climax. Nowadays, cars are all intelligent, and the car-machine system is almost comparable to mobile phones. The driverless function will be applied soon. On the other hand, the tires have not changed and can no longer keep up with the pace of changes in cars.
For the concept of smart tires, many people are relatively vague. After all, it has not been fully popularized. Most people's feedback is: What changes can tires have, isn't it just a lap? However, a fact that we have to face at present and even in the future is that once driverless is without the assistance of tires, the car is a pile of waste, because the first condition for a car to achieve driverless is to "get on the road" and be in motion all the time.
That's why today we have to discuss the key component of tires. In the era of unmanned driving, how much energy can be tapped and released, and what tires need to do when people are talking about unmanned driving. The smart tire is equipped with a computer chip, or the computer chip is connected to the carcass. It can automatically monitor and adjust the driving temperature and air pressure of the tire, so that it can maintain the best operating condition under different conditions, which improves the safety factor., And save money.
Smart tires have long been available, but they are just concepts.
Michelin "Vision" 3D printing concept tires
This future-oriented tire uses a structure similar to a woven mesh sponge. It is made of biodegradable materials. This product is not only embedded with an "RFID" sensor, but also a unique woven mesh sponge structure to replace the combination of tire and rim. It bears the load while providing good comfort and tire noise. Michelin uses biodegradable raw materials to build new tires, in addition to being more suitable for supporting driverless cars, but also to add environmental protection!
Goodyear spherical tire
Goodyear unveiled the new Eagle-360 Urban concept at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. This 3D printed spherical tire has intelligent sensing, determination, deformation and interconnection functions at the same time. This product can continuously sense road conditions and the surrounding environment in real time, and detect the condition of the tire itself. The neural network based on deep learning algorithm is used to process the obtained information, determine how to respond, and accumulate experience for subsequent improvement and optimization. Deformation through retractable tread design and tire/vehicle interaction. Share the collected information and processing experience with other vehicles and all components of the Internet of Things through the interconnection function.
Pirelli Connesso tyre monitoring system
Pirelli Connesso is a digital platform. It will continuously collect real-time tire data through sensors weighing only a few grams on each tire and send it to the wisdom library of the Connesso system: the central control unit and Pirelli cloud database. All information is analyzed and processed here and transmitted to the user's mobile phone App. It is worth mentioning that the Pirelli Connesso can be operated both when the vehicle is started and when it is stationary.
Commercial fleets have gradually applied intelligent tire management systems
Pirelli CyberTyre Technology
As early as 2012, Pirelli, an established Italian tire manufacturer founded in 1872, has successfully applied intelligent tire CyberTyre technology to the tires of Cyber commercial fleet.
The CyberTyre is embedded with a chip. The chip will provide information such as tire inflation pressure and temperature, and vehicle volume. In addition to providing the driver with data such as tire inflation pressure and temperature, it can also provide the specific geographic location of the fleet. The advantage of smart tires equipped with CyberTyre technology is that they can ensure lower operating costs, reduce fuel consumption, and extend the service life of tires. Of course, safety is also necessary.
Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are a bit of the same.
Among the global tire giants, those who develop smart tires include Pirelli, Goodyear, and Horse Brand. As a benchmark in the tire industry, Michelin bought Sascar, a Brazilian company specializing in commercial vehicle networking technology, for 0.44 billion euros as early as September 2014, and began to explore the spark between vehicle networking and traditional tires.
Therefore, stop treating tires simply as a consumable physical component. They are very useful in car safety and intelligence, and even in building a car networking system. At least what tire manufacturers are doing has proved this. judgment.
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