Apr 2012: Intelligent Tyres – A Reality Soon
The invention of the newest weather-adaptive tyre technology has been the cause of enthusiasm for most and intense anxiety for winter tyre makers and traders. It is only a matter of time before it will become a buyable reality.
Tyres as the Essential Element
Finally a tyre with a brain! Not really, but virtually yes. Since the invention of the wheel, and its eventual evolution into the tyre, its importance has never diminished for the human race. Tyres and their continuous adaptations for our convenience have reached a stage of highest advancement in technology. With this newest development on the tyre front, unanticipated changes are soon to follow.
The Newest Conception
A tyre that can adapt smartly to variations in weather has been successfully engineered by the research and development team at Germany’s leading Leipzig University. The mastermind behind this ingenious creation Detlef Riemer and a team of associate researchers came up with this unique development, which has the potential to revolutionize the tyre industry beyond imagination.
Idea Behind The Technology
They revealed the inventive tyre technology last week at the world’s largest industrial exposition, the Hanover fair in Germany. The revelation stunned the most in the tyre manufacturing industry and enthused a lot more. The team discussed the idea incorporated into the design of this pioneering tyre technology. The new adaptive tyre has been embedded with electronic sensors which are specialized at recognizing diversity in road topography and changing climatic conditions.
The recognition of these conditions then manifests as automatic expansion or elevation of compound profiles based on the condition of road surface ahead. In his presentation, Detlef Reimer ascertained that the latest in rubber designs could mark the end of the winter tyre era. He also added that with this advancement, a driver or a tyre purchaser will never have to compromise between the vehicle’s capacity to brake and petrol usage.
The Positive Impact
This technology will save the rider from worrying about the changing weather conditions and the resultant effect on tyres. The tyre will do much of the thinking all by itself. This “intelligent” tyre will adapt itself even while your vehicle is in motion. Hence, the drivers can drop their concerns about probable changes in climate and replacing tyres while on a drive.
Mr. Reimer enthusiastically added that the advent of this technology would mean state-of-the-art tyre conditions in terms of optimization of noise and fuel consumption for your car always. He has confirmed the patenting of this up-to-the-minute invention in tyre industry.
Genius In the Making
Tyre fitting companies are still fortunate because the new compound will take time before it results into a finished product. Deliberations are still in progress about the right material to be used for the movable portions of the tyre’s contour. So no longer will you need to worry about getting stuck amidst a long journey due to sudden weather aberrations. That will shortly be past tense. For all those who are fed up of replacing tyres with changing seasons, the new tyre technology will prove to be a boon for many but a nightmare for all the winter tyre manufacturers and traders.