Company Continental introduced the concept of tires with built-in centrifugal pumps.
Company Continental introduced the concept of tyre under the name C. A. R. E. (Connected. Autonomous. Reliable. Electrified). Tyre used a number of innovative technologies, including automatic paging while driving.
In the tires installed a set of special sensors, which in real-time collect and analyze various information, for example, the tread depth, damage, temperature and pressure inside tyres. All these data can be forwarded to a mobile device of the driver. Moreover, the data fall into the cloud storage company Continental can be used to develop new tyres.
Plus, the tyre is a special centrifugal pumps for pumping. When accelerating under the influence of centrifugal force is operated vane pump generating compressed air which is accumulated in a small storage. The return air will immediately go back to the cell, if the electronics decide that the wheel needs to be swapped.
Continental noted that the continuous maintenance of optimal tire pressure reduces fuel consumption or electricity, and emissions. Tires with similar technology could in the future be using the services operators of robotic taxis to reduce costs.