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Cyber Car: a new connected environment for Pirelli tyres

At the 88th Geneva International Motor Show, Pirelli unveiled Cyber Car, a new system designed to connect tyre and vehicle.

Pirelli Cyber Car presented at Geneva

Pirelli presented its new Cyber Car technology at the Geneva Motor Show. © rezulteo

After Connesso, Pirelli launches Cyber Car

At the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Pirelli launched the Connesso app for the connected tyre. This year, the Italian manufacturer has presented a new system capable or interacting with a vehicle. While Connesso was designed for the replacement market, Cyber Car will be an original equipment solution. Developed in partnership with the major vehicle manufacturers, it will be directly integrated into vehicle onboard electronics.

Pirelli tyres containing an internal chip will communicate with driver assistance systems, providing various data about the state of the tyres, including pressure, vehicle load, exterior temperature, wear and location. The data will be analysed by the vehicle and accessible to the driver, who will also be able to adjust the configuration to ensure a safer drive and optimal performance. Pirelli has even envisaged the possibility of repair garages being able to access tyres remotely via a unique ID, enabling them to offer rapid replacement in cases of tyre failure.

Comment fonctionne le système Pirelli Cyber Car ?

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A custom solution for every vehicle

In line with its Perfect Fit strategy, Pirelli wants to provide specially designed tyres for every vehicle. The manufacturer hopes to apply this strategy to the Cyber Car in order to better reflect the expectations of users and the specialisations of car makers.

The first vehicles equipped with Cyber Car will appear on the market during the course of this year, while the Connesso application will also make its debut in Europe after a successful launch in the United States. Multiple manufacturers have already adapted the connected system to their vehicle environments.

Pirelli has also developed a system for fleet managers, known as Cyber Fleet and is looking to further develop technology for a connected Cyber Tyre that can deal with more complex data. This futuristic tyre is not yet on sale but has already been used on a Ferrari FXX K, designed exclusively for track use. However, according to Pirelli Vice President, Luigi Staccoli, we’ll have to wait another year for more details on this project: “Let’s talk at the 2019 Motor Show”, he said.

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