Continental says its future generation tire sensors will accurately detect the size of contact area and calculate the vehicle load


Continental’s intelligent tires will detect a vehicle’s weight

By Darren Quick
March 3, 2013

Since installing your own personal weigh station in the driveway isn’t really practical, drivers basically have to guess whether or not they’re exceeding the vehicle’s maximum payload weight. For many, this probably comes down to whether or not the wheels are scraping the arches, but international automotive supplier Continental is set to offer a more accurate approach by developing tires with the ability to detect a vehicle’s weight.

Continental’s ContiPressureCheck system already continuously monitors tire pressure and temperature using sensors that are glued to the inner surface of the tire tread. The company now plans to extend the capabilities of its tire pressure sensors to include detecting the weight of the vehicle to which they are fitted.

Read more: Continental's intelligent tires will detect a vehicle’s weight — gizmag.

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