Goodyear and TNO to showcase an intelligent brake system

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A collaboration project between Goodyear and Dutch research organization TNO will showcase an intelligent brake system designed to test interactions between connected tires and a vehicle’s control system. A demonstration vehicle will be used to verify several possible interactions, with a focus on anti-lock braking systems.

Linking intelligent tires with a vehicle’s ABS promises to optimize braking performance for a given situation and tire condition, improving steerability of the test vehicle. Previous Goodyear studies indicate that integration of these two components can reduce stopping distance loss by about 30%.

The study will also explore more meaningful integrations to optimize braking distance in light of tire-operating and road-surface conditions. Goodyear and TNO expect to share results from the project 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 vehicle performance.”

“TNO is focused on increasing the safety, efficiency and sustainability of traffic and transport, and this collaboration is designed to save every centimeter possible of braking distance,” added Ellen Lastdrager, managing director of TNO’s traffic and transport department. “We feel strongly that we can help reduce accidents and save lives as we better integrate tires and braking systems.”

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over 15 years and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ, Wired, Kipp Report and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire, Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and Wheel Technology International. He is also the chairman of the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation & Excellence

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