European group studies tires with traction sensors

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…

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