Written by Ollie Kew

It"s not just new track-ready hypercars and bruising German super saloons that"ve made their debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Pirelli has a new tyre. In other news, Greggs has a new pasty. We jest. Normally we wouldn"t bring you updates on new tyres, but we"ll make an exception for Pirelli"s Cyber Car" technology. You"ve heard of phones, thermostats and even entire cars connected to the Internet of Things. Soon, your tyre will be too, if Pirelli has anything to do with it. The idea of the cyber car more accurately the cyber tyre is that each tyre contains a sensor that records not just internal pressure, like regular tyre pressure monitors, but temperature, vertical load, wear and location. Now, Pirelli already has a similar system called Connesso, which then relays this data back to the driver via a smartphone app. But the Cyber Car goes further by taking the human out of the equation and just talking directly to the car itself, and loading data to the cloud.

Date written: 8 Mar 2018

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