NOKIA, Finland (Oct. 24, 2000) — Nokian Tyres P.L.C. claims to have worked the bugs out of a microchip-based tire monitoring system linked to a driver´s mobile phone, and plans to offer it in the near future.
Nokian´s "intelligent tire technology" system chip acts as a measuring instrument — registering tire pressures and changes in tire temperatures and then transmitting the data continuously to the receiver, the driver´s "Bluetooth"-enabled mobile phone, which supports the user interface of the system.
"Bluetooth" is a microchip-based system that allows electronic devices to communicate with each other.
The first commercial applications of the intelligent tire technology system will be implemented on truck and van tires as well as passenger tires with high-speed ratings, the Finnish tire maker said.
Nokian Tyres owns the rights to the product concept and has a patent for the system pending.