Wilton, UK - UK company Silent Sensors Ltd has developed new technology to manage tires from the manufacturing process through the supply chain to the vehicle on the road, UK technology commercialisation agency CPI has recently announced
The technology is said to provide a continuous stream of data being collected in the cloud and presented on dashboards for management or as warnings to the driver on the road.
Silent Sensors engaged with CPI to commence a new product development programme, which will improve existing antennae designs and incorporate printed sensors into the tire manufacturing process and associated supply chain.
Under the programme, Silent Sensors underwent Wilton-based CPI’s Innovation Integrator assessment in order to evaluate the current state of the business, identifying strengths, weaknesses and next steps
The CPI assessment helped us to appreciate the many aspects of the business that need to be addressed in order to be successful and to put in place a plan of action, according to Marcus Taylor, CEO of Silent Sensors.
“From a shareholder perspective it has helped underpin the rational for what additional funding we need and how it will be used,” explained Taylor. “From a go to market strategy it has enabled us to rationalise the many strands in to a more coherent and focused plan with supporting road map.
The process, the CEO added, has meant that CPI have been able to provide us to the support we need to realise our full potential.
As a result, Silent Sensors has developed two complementary modular offerings based upon tracking and sensing: a traceability solution based on passive RFID technology, and a sensing solution based on Bluetooth low energy.
Underpinning these products is CPI’s proprietary printed manufacturing technology that allows Silent Sensors to move further upstream in the value chain.
“Our goal is to redefine IOT as the Internet of Tires,” said Taylor. “Together with CPI and our other partners we are now embarking on a challenge to create battery-less active sensors platform for tires
CPI is “very excited” about the potential of Silent Sensors and their specialist technology, according to business development manager Mark Beckwith.
“The key factor for our partnership is the ability to use the assets and knowledge at CPI to progress their technology from research scale to pilot production levels,” said Beckwith.