Last fall, Continental unveiled its VF TractorMaster Hybrid tire which minimizes soil compaction in the field and reduces tire wear while on public roads. Continental’s very high-flexion (VF) tires can be used at lower pressure in the field and at higher pressure for highway transport while carrying the same load. The IoT system uses machine artificial-intelligence (AI) and remote sensing (IoT) to adjust tires without operator engagement. Continental has about 100 issued patents in this sector.
Automated Tire Sensors aim to reduce traffic accidents and tire wear and increase fuel economy through monitoring and early recognition of a hazardous state of the tires.