Tire manufacturer Bridgestone is working with Microsoft on a monitoring system that can detect tire damage in real-time.
According to the companies, the system can make an essential contribution to safety: tire damage is responsible for about thirty percent of the accidents caused by technical failures.
The new Tire Damage Monitoring System is primarily intended for damage to tires that cannot be seen without a thorough manual inspection but can surface at any time.
The system, which continuously monitors the tires, works via the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) with existing sensor data from already installed hardware.
It uses algorithms to detect events that can affect the tire tread and so-called carcass. The driver is immediately informed of possible danger via notifications on the dashboard.