MILAN (May 9, 2006) — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. has agreed with Schrader Electronics Ltd. to develop and market a system positioned inside a tire to read identification data as well as temperature and pressure.
Pirelli said the system consists of a miniature sensor that does not need a battery and can generate its own energy. The system relays identification data such as size and type of summer or winter tread. The sensor interacts with the car, enabling the on-board electronic systems to adapt to the information received, Pirelli claimed.
The system is particularly suitable for run-flat tires, as it permits optimal management of the parameters relating to driving on the flat following a puncture, the tire maker said.