Tyre manufacturers are constantly innovating tyre design and technology to enhance performance and competitiveness.
Recent and ground breaking innovations include more fuel efficient tyres via reduced rolling resistance, reduced noise characteristics and all season tyres. The pace of change is likely to increase with the drive towards the “intelligent tyre” and increased used of synthetic compounds.
The process of new tyre design and testing requires the generation of large volumes of performance and wear data gathered in the field when tyres are fitted to vehicles.
Rapid analysis of such data using TreadReader technology can significantly enhance design and testing with immediate diagnosis of the amount of wear, the uniformity of wear and the presence of specific wear modes, without the need to remove tyres from the vehicle and send to the laboratory for analysis.