Goodyear and TNO to demonstrate an intelligent brake system
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Dutch research organization TNO are collaborating on a demonstration vehicle that will test the implications of connected tires talking to the vehicle’s control system, most specifically the anti-lock brake system (ABS).
By connecting Goodyear’s intelligent tires with a vehicle’s ABS system, braking performance can be optimized for the situation and tire state while helping with the steerability of the vehicle. Previous studies by Goodyear indicate that integration of these two components can reduce the stopping distance loss by about 30%.
Vehicle in a connected environment
The study will look for more meaningful integration with the intent to optimize braking distance when considering tire operating and road-surface conditions. Both companies are focused on maximizing potential safety and sustainability implications and expect to share results in early 2022.
“There is a tremendous opportunity when you consider the information the tire can convey to the vehicle in a connected environment,” said Chris Queen, Goodyear senior director, innovation technology. “TNO has a like-minded commitment to a better future, and we are excited to advance this demonstration to see how we can continue to improve performance.”
TNO is focused on increasing the safety, efficiency and sustainability of traffic and transport and this collaboration is designed on saving every centimeter possible of braking distance,” said Ellen Lastdrager Managing Director of the TNO Traffic and Transport Department. “We feel strongly that we can help reduce accidents and save lives as we better integrate tires and braking systems.”
About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to the Goodyear website.
The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) is an independent research organization. We connect people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society. Now and in the future. This is our mission and it is what drives us, the over 3.500 professionals at TNO, in our work every day. We work in collaboration with partners and focus on transitions or changes in nine social themes that we have identified together with our stakeholders. TNO’s unit Traffic and Transport has the ambition to help create livable, sustainable cities through clean, safe, reliable and affordable mobility and logistics.
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