Pirelli Cyber Tyre
The first tire 'memory'
The latest new development from Pirelli Tyre Systems is
Cyber™ Tyre. As a result of this system, which provides
the tire with an actual 'memory', the onboard computer of a car
communicates a series of information relative to the operational
condition of the cover to the user in real time.
Every identifying item of the tire, from its realisation to its
operation in different conditions, including eventual total
deflation in the case of the Run Flat, are registered &
transmitted by a transponder installed under the tread. The
transmission takes place via an aerial positioned inside the
tire & another installed in the wheel housing of the car.
Depending on which of the different versions is in use,
Cyber™ Tyre has the effect of a real memory, monitoring all
the activities of the cover thanks to a wide range of
- Basic characteristics of the tire
- Operating temperature & pressures
- Eventual duration/distance when running
- Residual distance pre-assistance
- Typology of the road's surface
- Vertical load exerted on the tire
- Dimensions of the footprint area
The last three categories of information,
together with that describing the type of tire fitted, can
become of great interest with a view to optimising the onboard
electronic systems such as ESP, ABS, ASR & all the dynamic
control systems of the vehicle.