By Lindsay Chappell, Automotive News Europe / May 02, 2005
DETROIT — A European industry consortium has successfully completed tests of tires embedded with traction sensors.
The study could pave the way for automakers to rely on real-time readings of road and pavement conditions to guide a vehicle’s safety features.
A consortium including DaimlerChrysler, Magneti Marelli and tire maker Pirelli is researching the new technology.
A vehicle equipped with sensor-embedded tires is undergoing winter road tests in Finland, said one of the project’s participants, Piero De…