Tires and connected car, safer and more efficient vehicles
Car connectivity will improve the contribution of tires to road safety, efficient consumption and environmental respect of vehicles. This is what most of the recent studies on the “connected car” indicate.
The increasing incorporation of electronic sensors to monitor the condition and operation of the tires, together with the development of increasingly powerful software tools for remote data analysis, will allow real-time evaluation and correction of their performance.
Car connectivity and the law
EMERGENCY CALL OR “ECALL”
As of May 2018, all cars sold in the European Union must install the emergency call system or “ eCall ” as standard. The growing wireless “connectivity” of vehicles driven by the automobile industry – the exchange of information between cars and between them and the environment – will be mandatory by law in just two years. This is something that has attracted the manufacturer of car tyres as well.
This technological change will have important consequences on the relationship that motorists currently have with vehicles.
THE CONNECTED TIRE AND COMMUNITY REGULATIONS
In the case of tires , this change will be directly linked to their increasing technification.
Not surprisingly, investments in R&D focused on electronic sensors have a clear strategic dimension for all tire manufacturers. Something that the legislation also helps.
An example: since November 2014, and according to community regulations R661 / 2009 CE , all passenger cars that are marketed in the European Union are obliged to install pressure monitoring and driver warning systems as standard in the case of pressure loss in any tire.
If, on the one hand, the “connected car” will improve the assistance times in case of an accident, which is the main objective of the European Union, on the other, it will facilitate the detection of breakdowns and even remote roadside assistance. And that is where the monitoring of the condition and operation of the tires plays an essential role.
Factors such as pressure level, temperature or tire wear, which we have addressed in detail in other posts, are essential for the tires to behave properly. On them depend aspects as diverse as adhesion, manageability, braking distance, consumption, polluting emissions and even the risk of suffering blowouts or acquaplaning .
Therefore, the combination of the new and increasingly sophisticated electronic sensors for pressure monitoring, temperature control, wear level of the roof and even vehicle weight, with powerful software tools for the remote analysis of all The data opens a new horizon for the relationship that motorists maintain with our tires.
From now on we will be much more aware of your condition and your maintenance needs. And the same is true of the relationship between the vehicle and our trusted workshop.
The sum of electronics, connectivity and remote software will greatly facilitate your work, both from the point of view of tire diagnosis, and from the arguments that technology makes available to persuade motorists of how to maintain their tires and eventually change them
Not surprisingly, today many vehicles incorporate systems that allow you to check the traffic situation in real time, recalculate the route, find free parking or the nearest gas station and with the cheapest price, locate and block stolen vehicles remotely or know at what speed your children circulate.
It is not surprising that one of the aspects of connectivity that most seduce, for example, insurers, is to be able to remotely know the state of the tires of their clients’ vehicles.
Are you ready for the “connected tire”? You will drive safer and more efficiently.