TTE News: Sumitomo wins top tire-technology award

Hanover, Germany –  Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ (SRI) Sensing Core has been named the ‘tire technology of the year’ in the 2019 Tire Technology International (TTI) Awards.

The SRI system is designed to detect road conditions, tire load and other information without the use of direct sensors.

“Unlike camera or radar sensors, Sensing Core can calculate and detect friction, which is useful when confronted with hazards such as black ice and hydroplaning risk,” said the awards citation.

“A number of vehicle OEMs are showing interest in widespread application of…

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