TOKYO—Bridgestone Corp. says it has developed technology for estimating tire wear and tread depth using sensors attached to the inside of tires that monitor changes in tread condition during normal driving.
Bridgestone said the technology, which is based on the Contact Area Information Sensing concept, analyzes information from the sensors to estimate treadwear conditions and provide drivers with real-time monitoring of tire conditions
By providing drivers with real-time tire information, such as the remaining tread depth and whether tires are experiencing uneven wear, Bridgestone said its technology will contribute to improved driving conditions by enabling users to judge the most appropriate timing for tire replacement.
According to Bridgestone the technology also can help prevent uneven wear by prompting consumers for the optimal timing for tire rotations.
By bringing this technology to practical application, Bridgestone said it hopes to help customers cut costs while also delivering peace of mind.
Bridgestone did not say when such technology might become commercially available or at what additional cost.