Increased Ride Times, Driverless Cars, And Artificial Intelligence.. Is This The Future Of Smart Tyres?

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Posted on 17, January, 2019 at 10:04:30
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Time never stops and everything in the universe deteriorates with time, but so is not true of technology. Technology grooms with every tick of time. The current advancement that we enjoy in the auto-mobile sector is a result of non-stop research and ultra modern technology. No matter what vehicle you are driving, its only point of contact with road are tyres. Hence, they are of utmost importance.

Past-Transition From Wheel To Tyre

Centuries ago, the tyre was completely different from what we see today. From stone age, when the wheels were made of stone, till today have gone multiple phases of development parallel to vehicle development.

When life started on earth, humans felt the need for mobility and the wheel was invented as a result. Later they realised the importance of time and safety, so they came up with improved versions of wheels and added rubber to it which gave speed to their vehicles. With time, they noticed that the tyre strength is equally important to run on challenging surfaces and they introduced different tread patterns for different requirements.

Present-One Man Army

Today’s version of tyre is clearly a lot more advanced and fully capable of meeting almost all the needs of vehicles and their drivers. A single tyre is ready to withstand different, brutal weather conditions, rough roads, and harsh driving patterns. There are a variety of tyres including weather specific, road specific, and usage specific tyres available for a variety of vehicles. Besides electric, hydrogen, and hybrid cars the car manufacturers are focusing on making more and more eco-friendly cars and so is the case with tyres. Listed below are the ways in which we are already benefiting from today’s tyres?

  • Reduced tyre noise
  • Reduced rolling resistance
  • Increased traction co-efficient
  • Excellent wet, dry, and snow grip
  • Perfect cushioning and damping
  • Increased eco-friendliness with reduced toxic gases emissions
  • Increased durability with reduced wear
  • Puncture resistance and tubeless tyres
  • Customised treads according to terrains and vehicle usage
  • Shorter braking distances
  • Increased tyre safety
  • Increased mileage with less fuel consumption

Future: Tweels, 3d Printed Tyres, Smart Tyres, Electrical Tyres, Spherical Tyres Or Road-less Tyres?

Tyre transition has already seen a lot and it is expected that a lot is yet to be seen in the coming future. Undoubtedly, driverless intelligent vehicles are the future, and it is believed that the sphere-shaped tyres would be a perfect fit for them. Many prestigious tyres manufacturers such as Hancook, Goodyear, Michelin, Continental, Bridgestone, and more are constantly researching on tyres, driver’s maneuvers, and future vehicles to keep introducing newer, advanced versions of tyres from time to time. Let’s have a look at the different types of upcoming versions of tyres that will make driving much safer and convenient:

What’s Next After Run-Flat Tyres?

In 2012, Hankook Tire developed Non Pneumatic Tyre (NPT) using a new type of uni-material which is reusable or recyclable. This airless tyre helps you save energy by lowering down the production process to half. These tyres were designed for eco-friendly car models including electric, hydrogen, and hybrid cars. Goodyear has introduced the 3-D printed concept of living car tyres. The wheel converts carbon dioxide into oxygen using electricity it generates to power the cars electronic systems. Goodyear has also unveiled a fascinating concept, Eagle-360 which will use IntelliGrip to sense the differing road conditions and communicate the same to the car’s computer. Falken is using 4D-Nano technology to carry out advanced material simulations and analysis in tyres.

Bridgestone has designed a bicycle wheel using recyclable thermoplastic resin which is air and puncture free. Continental is using ContiSense and ContiAdapt technologies to detect the tyre’s condition and to adapt its performance attributes according to the differing road conditions. Michelin is working on making tyres with the use of completely biodegradable material. Toyo’s focus is on noair tyres. Every tyre company is constantly working on one or the other technology to bring a revolution in the automotive industry.

You are already enjoying the benefits of run-flat tyres and these have already laid the groundwork for future tyres that could fully overhaul the automotive sector. 10-12 years down the line, you will be able to take advantage of future tyre revolutions in the form of these 10 types:

  • Chip-in-tyre
  • Self-inflating tyres
  • Twin Air Chamber
  • Fossil-free tyre
  • All-in-one tyre and wheel
  • Soybean-made tyres
  • ContiSilent
  • Dandelion rubber
  • Natural oil-derived tyre

What Can We Expect From Future Tyres?

No question, the drastic tyre transformation will surely maximise and strengthen all the current features with additional benefits such as:

  • Self-healing technology
  • Air pressure will no more be needed
  • Tyre will be filled with living moss to absorb road’s moisture before converting it into oxygen through photosynthesis
  • Use of artificial intelligence processing unit and sensors
  • Intelligence to tell the driver about varying road conditions
  • Enhanced adaptability to wet, uneven, slippery, and normal road conditions
  • No further bursts, pressure leaks or flats (tweels)

No doubt, future tyres will be much smarter, more intelligent, and the entire tyre will be a perfect blend of energy harvesting and conservation, micro controllers, short-range radio, and sensors to help the tyre sense information on the environment. These radical designs will certainly take a while to come on road.

Whether old or new, tubeless or tubed, for any type of tyres Manchester motorists come to Gilgal Tyre. We have solutions to all your problems concerning tyres.

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