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This type of smart tire technology is already in use, with tire manufacturers installing special sensors in specific tires. These innovations will eventually become popular, according to TJ Campbell, tire information and testing manager at the online retailer Tire Rack, because the information tires can provide is so critical. “If for no other reason than that this is the groundwork for completely autonomous driving,” he said, “I totally foresee that happening.” He believes that self-driving cars would have enough random variables to deal with without having to deal with unpredictable tire issues. The more notice of a possible problem, such as an air leak or worn treads, the better.
A self-driving car would also lack an experienced human driver’s sense for when the road surface is slippery or when the vehicle is on the verge of skidding. Computerized tire technology would predict imminent traction loss more easily and reliably than most cars’ existing stability and traction control systems. So if you don’t want to miss out on your tires getting tired, be sure to check out these smart innovations to save you and your vehicle the trouble.
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