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Pirelli Develops Tyre that Interacts With 5G Network

Pirelli recently presented the “World-first 5G enhanced ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) services” use case. The company has developed a cyber tyre that detects and transmits information related to less than optimal road surface conditions to the vehicle and others nearby via the 5G network.

The demonstration took place during “The 5G Path of Vehicle-to-Everything Communication” event organized by 5GAA – Automotive Association, of which Pirelli is a member. Pirelli, Ericsson, Audi, Tim, Italdesign and KTH together staged a demonstration that took place a roof of a building showing how a vehicle equipped with the sensor-fitted Pirelli Cyber Tyre and connected to the 5G network was able to transmit the risk of aquaplaning detected by the tyres to a following car. This was thanks to 5G’s ultra-high band and low latency.

The Cyber Tyre is equipped with an internal sensor, will in future supply the car with data relative to the tyre model, kilometers clocked, dynamic load and, for the first time, situations of potential danger on road surfaces, from the presence of water to poor grip. This information will enable the car to adapt its control and driving assistance systems, greatly improving the level of safety, comfort and performance. In addition, it will provide the same information to other cars and the infrastructure. Thanks to the potential of 5G, Pirelli is able to place the tyre inside a wider communication context which involves the enter ecosystem of on-road transportation, actively contributing to the development of solutions and services for future mobility and systems of autonomous driving.

The “sensoring” of tyres is an integral part of Pirelli’s “Perfect Fit” strategy, focused on the development of “tailor made” products and services to meet the needs of carmakers, fleets and drivers in general, with a view to the future and the changes underway in mobility.

Source: Press Release

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