Tokyo — Bridgestone Corp. has developed technology for estimating tire wear and tread depth, using sensors attached to the inside of tires that monitor changes in tread condition during normal driving.
The technology, said Bridgestone, is based on the “contact area information sensing" concept. This analyses information from the sensors to estimate treadwear conditions to provide drivers with real-time monitoring of tire conditions.
By providing drivers with real-time tire information, such as the remaining tread depth and whether tires are experiencing uneven wear, a Bridgestone continued. The technology, it forecast, will contribute to improved driving conditions by enabling users to judge the most appropriate timing for tire replacement.
A further benefit claimed for the technology, is that it can help prevent uneven wear by prompting consumers for the optimal timing for tire rotations.
By bringing this technology to practical application, Bridgestone said it hopes to help customers cut costs while also delivering peace of mind.