Yokohama Tires – Coming to a Volkswagen Dealer Near You

In October 2021, Yokohama Rubber had two patents publish for a Pneumatic Tire. Yokohama is a Japanese-based tire company that has recently been working on TPMS systems via integrated tire sensors. It has 29 patents in the space dating back…

Plus Pulls Ahead in the Autonomous Truck Race

In early June we discussed Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone Tire Corporation) and Kodiak Robotics partnership to produce autonomous trucks. As a result, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced a collaboration with Plus (formerly…

Toshiba … Tires?

Toshiba Corporation has products and services ranging from power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard disk drives, printers, batteries, lighting, and quantum…

Bridgestone Patents Land Kodiak Robotics A Spot in the Autonomous Truck Race

In June of 2021, Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone Tire Corporation) signed on to be an investor for Kodiak Robotics. Kodiak is a Silicon Valley developer of technology for autonomous trucks. Not only did Bridgestone agree to invest in the…

Goodyear Is Having A Great Year

In early June of 2021, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. purchased Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Cooper was originally a competitor of Goodyear with complementary product portfolios, services, and capabilities. Goodyear can now expand its…

Pirelli Builds Incredible Tire Sensor, Gets 2 Patents, Giving McLaren Confidence To Sign On

In April of 2020, a patent asset was published for Pirelli for a Tyre Sensor Device with Flexible Printed Circuit Board. This allows the sensor to comfortably fit within the tire. In November of 2020, a patent application was published for…

Smart Tires for the Farm

Last fall, Continental unveiled its VF TractorMaster Hybrid tire which minimizes soil compaction in the field and reduces tire wear while on public roads.  Continental's very high-flexion (VF) tires can be used at lower pressure in…

Continental Gives New Life to Tires

One of the biggest names in tire manufacturing, Continental, is revamping their autonomous technology with their newest sensing prototype. What makes it unique is the self-sensing mechanism that incorporates automatic pressure adjustment…

Automated Tire Sensors Overview

Tags and their Meaning: Temperature - obtaining the temperature of a tire through sensors  Load - obtaining tire load through sensors  Pressure - obtaining tire pressure through sensors  Tread - tracking or measuring tire…

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