The Contact Area Information Sensing or CAIS system is a new car care tire technology, developed by Bridgestone, that keeps drivers informed if there are any issues with their tires. The system is built around a sensor that can be attached to the internal wall of the tire and used to monitor the manner in which it interacts with the surface of the road.
Data is analyzed with respect to the traveling conditions, painting a picture of car tire health that can be of use to the driver. In the future, Bridgestone hopes to expand the functionality of the Contact Area Information Sensing car tire technology to enable it to share information with vehicles following behind, so they can anticipate actions from the vehicle in front of them.
This car tire technology shows how the automotive industry continues to embrace connected technology to improve safety on the road.