Michelin, the French tire maker and one of the two largest tire manufacturers in the world, during the 30th Olympic Games is unveiling its latest innovation – the “communicating” tire.
By combining a tyre pressure monitoring system and radio frequency identification chips, the tyre maker is enabling public transport operators in London to enhance the safety of the tyres fitted on their buses, thereby immediately improving the mobility of both vehicles and transport users.
When used with the RFID chips now integrated in MICHELIN X InCity tires, the TPMS sensors not only make it possible to obtain tire pressure and temperature data easily but also to ensure flawless traceability that streamlines and secures monitoring as long as the tire is used on the vehicle.
To develop this technology, Michelin spent 7 years on research, filed around 20 patent families and drove some 50,000 tires a total of 6 billion kilometers in tests conducted around the world.
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are scheduled to take place in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012.