GENEVA — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. has developed its cyber tire/vehicle technology to the point it expects a digital system to be in use this year by a number of its OE partners, the tire maker disclosed this week at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show.
The technology, dubbed "Cyber Car," enables the tire to interact directly with a vehicle's on-board electronics and in particular with driver-assistance systems, Pirelli said, delivering key information about the car's operation to ensure a safer drive with enhanced performance.
Describing it as a "step forward in digital revolution," Pirelli said the technology captures the tire's functional parameters, including pressure, internal temperature and tread depth, and transmits them to the vehicle's on-board intelligence.
The system can then adapt ABS and stability control tools for a safer drive and better performance.
Cyber Car is the latest application of Pirelli's cyber technologies platform, which it launched in 2002.