Technology working for garages and motorists

Tires are the only vehicle components that actually touch the road. In an era where connectivity is becoming a staple in automotive, Connected Tires will quickly become your tire dealer’s new allies. The reason? Thanks to technology, tires can be continuously monitored in real time, maintenance promptly schedule along with tailor-made service. All this will be amplified by 5G networks and increasingly connected cities, able to detect and warn of dangers, including rough and bumpy roads.


Connectivity will not be the prerogative of the latest generation of cars. In fact, all that is needed is a smartphone, a device connected to the Obd socket of the car and sensors mounted on the tires to have a continuous connection even on older vehicles. This translates into predictive maintenance - one of the most tangible applications of the Internet of Things - that is, the ability to act before a serious failure may occurs; thanks to this possibility, the tire dealer will gain the customer's trust and reduce the length of vehicle downtime. Going into details, the new connected tires will be able to supply the vehicle’s on-board computer with data relating to the model of the tire, mileage, dynamic load and, for the first time, potentially dangerous situations along the road, from the presence of water to slippery surfaces.


On the basis of this information, the vehicle will be able to adapt its control and driving assistance systems, significantly improving safety, comfort and performance levels, and will also be able to provide the same information to other vehicles as well as the surrounding infrastructure. The system includes a sensor in each tire that collects vital information and a software integrated into the car's electronics. Crucial information such as temperature and pressure are constantly monitored and sent in real time. Moreover, such data are gathered with the utmost precision as the sensors are in direct contact with the tire and not with the rim. The flow of data produced by the sensors is processed by a dedicated software and integrated into the car electronics. Some of the information is displayed on the dashboard and on the central display, while other information is used by the vehicle's electronic systems to send warning messages based on the specific characteristics of the tire and its condition.