Smart tires

The Mechatronic Vehicle Systems Lab is working on making tires smart by embedding sensors to directly measure tire forces, inflation pressure, and road condition.

These smart tires can effectively reduce vehicle fatalities and also improve vehicles’ fuel economy especially in trucks by monitoring tire inflation pressure. The tire force and road condition information can be used directly in vehicle control systems to prevent vehicle instability in harsh situations.

This project is being done through finite element modelling of tire, sensor selection and analysis, prototyping, and experiments.

Smart tires and how the data from the sensors flows to the controller.
Tire finite element modelling.

Tire finite element modelling