During the event "The 5G path of communication between vehicle and everything " organized by 5GAA – Automotive Association, Pirelli presented "World's First ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) Services, 5G Enhanced" where the use of is shown Smart tires capable of detecting and sharing information on the road surface in a 5G network.
The demonstration was held in collaboration with Ericsson, Audi, Tim, Italdesign and KTH at the Lingotto roof test track, where a vehicle equipped with Pirelli Cyber Tire tires and connected to the 5G network, it was able to convey the risk of tire detection to another arriving vehicle through the use of 5G ultra-wideband and low latency.
The tire, says a note, "It is the only element of contact between the vehicle and the road and, thanks to Pirelli's improved technology, it communicates with the vehicle, the driver and tomorrow, thanks to the potential of 5G, with the entire road infrastructure."
Use of the sensor-equipped Pirelli Cyber Tire in the near future will provide the vehicle with data regarding its coverage model, mileage, dynamic load and, for the first time, potentially hazardous road surface situations, the presence of low adhesion water.
Based on this information, the car may adapt your driving control and assistance systems considerably improving safety, comfort and performance levels and can also provide the same indications for other vehicles and infrastructure.
This is not the first time experiments have been performed on "smart" tires. In recent months, in fact, we have seen a technology capable of recover kinetic energy made by tire deformation, tires that adapt to the weather and Uptis, the Michelin tire that doesn't puncture and lasts longer.