RFID technology has the advantage of being a reasonably cost-effective and stable way of distinguishing tires during their lifecycle instead of several other smart sensors. And this technology has the advantage of being a reasonably cost-effective and stable way of distinguishing tires during their lifecycle instead of several other smart sensors.
RFID importance for Tires and Automotive Market
The RFID technology will be used to monitor tires from the cradle to the delivery, which could provide an “important contribution to regular predictive maintenance.” Still, it could also improve driver safety by allowing advanced driver assistance systems such as ESPs to obtain an effective response to particular tire requirements.
The technology, which will be deployed at a rate of up to 15 million chips each year, may be used to increase tire recycling rates, provide evidence of sustainability, and boost energy recovery programs’ performance.
What Michelin aim with RFID enabled tire project?
Michelin is also collaborating with automotive manufacturers to create models that could set the stage for further advancements as cars become more linked. Since RFID technology ensures precise tire recognition, drivers may see a tire status indicator next to their fuel pump in the future.
RFID in tires allows for many new technologies and can also improve driving safety; it is a major move forward in the automotive market.
Advantages of RFID embed tires:
- Because of the stable pairing of tire and vehicle with RFID technology, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems like ESP would adjust to unique tire characteristics. A winter tire, in particular, differs from a summer tire in terms of braking efficiency.
- Therefore, these features could affect the autonomous driving system, which tries to prevent the vehicle from tumbling at the limit in curves. Whether understeering or oversteering, by braking specific wheels in a precise way, maintaining the driver maintains control of the vehicle.
- Since each chip has its own ID, RFID technology in the store can help avoid inaccurate matching when switching tires. The right tire parameter is transmitted to the on-board computer network thanks to the RFID chip’s tire recognition.
- As a result, when the RFID chip is read, the tire information is shown directly on the RFID reader’s monitor, eliminating the need for manual inspection. Eventually, by quickly reading tire information, inventory levels can be tested more effectively, and a need for new tires can be modified quite easily.
- Errors in the manufacturing process, such as an inaccurate tire/wheel/vehicle configuration, can be monitored and output statistics and inventory levels calculated in real-time using an RFID chip.
What is currently gaining traction in the automobile industry has already been a fact in the transportation industry. RFID technology has proven itself the best platform for monitoring the flow of goods and services and successful tire control, particularly in the logistics sector.
Michelin now aims to equip up to 90% of all truck tires marketed with recognition technology, and by 2023, all truck tires will be equipped with RFID chips, similar to the automotive market.