According tomedia reports, the Internet of Things is coming, and with the ultra-fast 5G connection to everything from toasters to pacemakers to the opening of communication, digital utopias are opening. If Pirelli is successful in this area, the tires of cars that people drive will become “little box” in the future.
It will not only be able to talk about the car’s ECU, but it will also be able to talk about other cars and roadside infrastructure.
Pirelli Cyber Tire, the world’s first 5G-connected tire, is understood to be developing the world’s first 5G-connected tire, equipped with a sensor and a
The processor and a communication disk about the size of a medium coin.
So what exactly are the tires nagging about? — Tire pressure, tread depth, tire temperature, vertical, lateral and rotating axis acceleration, and the ability to perceive water and ice on the road surface. With 5G networking capabilities, Cyber Tire will be able to feed all this information back to the car’s ECU along with warning sms such as “slippery roads” and “detecting ice”, and the car will respond appropriately to it, such as traction control settings and even parking.
Last week, Pirelli held a demonstration of cyber Tire connectivity on the top floor of the famous Ringgot Tower in Turin, Italy.
Pirelli was told that It had first installed Cyber Tire on an Audi A8 and then a Q8. When the A8 went to a place where there was water, the tyre machine issued a warning sign for the 5G V2X tower that there was water on the road, and the subsequent Q8 received the warning before it arrived.
This may not be a spectacle in terms of car demonstrations. But Pirelli is taking the technology very seriously this time as part of its OEM partnership with automakers. Pirelli says the tires will most likely be the first to appear in high-end cars for the simple reason that they need to challenge the grip of the tires more frequently and have more automation features that might require the use of this information, such as adaptive cruises, active suspension, automatic emergency braking, active aerodynamics and more. Of course, low-end cars should catch up soon, as the unit cost of installing Cyber Tire doesn’t add much to the cost of cars.