We are living in a rapidly changing world, in which, as a result of the rapid development of technology, objects and things that seem to be “dumb” are beginning to communicate with each other.
A very recent example: the Italian company Pirelli (now owned by the Chinese chemical giant China National Chemical Corp) creates “talking” cyber tires with 5G connection – Pirelli Cyber Tire.
But what can an ordinary car tire tell you? As it was found out, there are a lot of things – pressure inside, protector depth, temperature, acceleration along the axes of longitudinal, side and rotational axes, as well as the presence of dangerous water and ice on the road.
When installed on a vehicle, Cyber Tire transmits all this information to the vehicle’s ECU (electronic control unit), along with a warning about wet or frozen roads or about the presence of heavy loads, to which the on-board computer should respond appropriately.
How this works. Representatives of the company have installed on Audi A8 and Audi Q8 vehicles the P Zero Trofeo versions of cyber tires. The first was the Audi A8. As soon as the tire hit a puddle, it immediately reacted and sent a “water on the road” alarm signal through the 5G V2X communication tower, which was immediately received by the Audi Q8 following it. The second vehicle was thus warned in advance, even before reaching a potentially dangerous location.