Goodyear Develops Smart Braking System to Further Integrate Connected Tire and Vehicle Control Systems

According to foreign media reports, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company) and the Dutch applied scientific research organization TNO are working together to develop a demonstration vehicle to test connected tire and vehicle control systems, especially with anti-lock braking system (ABS), according to foreign media reports. ) the importance of communication.


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Linking Goodyear’s smart tires to the car’s ABS system optimizes braking performance based on the situation and tire condition, while helping to improve vehicle handling. Goodyear’s previous research has shown that integrating the two can reduce braking distance losses by about 30 percent. Taking into account tire operation and road conditions, the study will seek better integration to optimize braking distances. Both companies are committed to maximizing safety and sustainability impacts and expect to share research results in early 2022.

Chris Queen, Senior Director of Innovation Technology at Goodyear, said, “The ability of tires to communicate information to vehicles in a connected environment is a huge opportunity. We are excited to advance this demonstration and continue to improve vehicle performance.”

Ellen Lastdrager, General Manager of TNO’s Transport Division, said, “TNO is committed to improving the safety, efficiency and sustainability of transport and this partnership aims to further reduce stopping distances. We strongly believe that through better integration of tires and braking systems, we can help reduce accidents and save lives.”

The connected tire is the only part of the vehicle that is in contact with the road surface, and this critical part allows the tire to feed back information that provides actionable information to the vehicle. As mobility advances, vehicles and cities get smarter, Goodyear’s smart tires are designed to change the way you drive.

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