Brainy tyres

Published: Saturday 15 June 1996

Goodyear, the US tyre giant, is developing sensitive truck tyres, which will provide information on the pressure, temperature and mileage oftyres. Goodyear is Currently checking the reliability of computer chips which will be embedded in the tyres. The chips will provide a method of measuring the mileage and will give information regarding the wear and tear of the tyres. The company has received a US $ 6 million grant from the government for going ahead with the project.

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