Temperature of tyres maybe the least cause of concern for most of us. But, Daimler seems to be taking the temperature factor seriously and have worked on this area. Daimler is working on a system that will allow more precise control over the temperature of a vehicle’s tyres. The German company has filed patent for a system to adjust the temperature of the tyres. The new patent by Daimler shows that the careful application of water to the car’s tyre could improve performance. The whole idea is to prevent the rubber from overheating which in turn leads to it’s failure.
Snapshot: Daimler’s patent of new tyre cooling technology
Temperature sensors would be applied to each tyre to monitor them. If the tyre gets too hot, the ambient temperature water would be sprayed on it. When the tyre gets too cold, heat from the engine coolant is used to warm it up and sprayed on the tire. This would probably help to warm up cold tires faster in the winter time. Daimler says that the water from rain, melting snow and car washes would all be collected and used to spay the tyres down. Having tires at proper temperatures also reduces the risk of a blow out while on the move.